May 7th, 2021

Victoria Cochran, Former Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Endorses Andria McClellan for Lieutenant Governor

Cochran also served as Vice Chair of the Democratic Party and is a well known activist in Southwest Virginia

Today, Norfolk Councilmember and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Andria McClellan announced the endorsement of Victoria Cochran, former Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, former Vice Chair of the Democratic Party and well known Southwest Virginia activist. 

“Andria McClellan’s broadband priorities – and  making Virginia the most connected state in the nation – will be transformational for Southwest Virginia,” said Victoria Cochran. “Her knowledge, network and expertise in broadband is unmatchable, and I am grateful for her commitment to ensuring that every home has access to high-speed, affordable internet. This connectivity is critical for rural Southwest Virginia communities for work, education, healthcare and more.”

As Deputy Secretary, Victoria was responsible for five of 11 agencies within the Secretariat, including the Departments of Juvenile Justice, Corrections, Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Services and Alcoholic Beverage Control. Victoria previously served as the director of the Office of Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Services.

“Victoria has been dedicated to improving the lives of Virginians for decades and I am honored to have her support in my race for Lieutenant Governor,” said Andria McClellan, candidate for Lieutenant Governor. “I look forward to working with her to expand access to high speed internet, quality education and economic opportunity in Southwest Virginia.” 

Former Secretary Cochran joins a growing coalition endorsing Andria McClellan, the National Women’s Political Caucus including Congresswoman Elaine LuriaNorfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Ph.D., Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover, 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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