Apr 15th, 2021

Mayors Burk and Olem endorse Andria McClellan

Today, Norfolk Councilmember and candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor Andria McClellan announced the endorsement of Mayors Kelly Burk of Leesburg and Sheila Olem of Herndon. Both mayors cite Andria’s local government experience and commitment to her community as a motivator in their endorsement. 

“I am excited to endorse Andria McClellan for Virginia Lieutenant Governor,” said Mayor Kelly Burk. “Andria has the experience, perspective and understanding of local government to support localities across the commonwealth. She is a proven leader who will support small businesses and tackle the climate crisis. Andria McClellan will be a Lieutenant Governor for all Virginians.”

A 39-year Leesburg resident, Burk has demonstrated her devotion to public service as a member of the Leesburg Town Council for over eight years, as Leesburg’s representative on the County Board of Supervisors for four years, and as a public school teacher. Mayor Olem has served her community for more than 25 years, more than 10 on the city council. She previously served as Vice Mayor of Herndon and was elected Mayor in 2020. 

“I am supporting Andria McClellan for Lieutenant Governor because she has the same commitment to her community that I have to mine,” said Mayor Sheila Olem. “She is also a champion of our environment, our small businesses and building a Virginia that works for everyone. She will make an excellent and historic Lieutenant Governor.”

Mayors Burk and Olem join a growing coalition endorsing Andria McClellan, including Congresswoman Elaine Luria, Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Ph.D., Congressman Glenn Nye, State Senators Lynwood Lewis and Dave Marsden, Claire Russo, and numerous local elected officials and community leaders from throughout the commonwealth. 

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