Virginia State Senate - District 17
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Clint Jenkins time in the legislature has been defined by the spirit of service and grounded by his experience helping people within the community. It will continue to drive his work in the Senate.
Clint is running to continue his work advancing issues that affect all of us, including lowering the cost of living, improving education for all, protecting reproductive freedom, reducing gun violence, and defending voting rights and our democracy.
Clint won re-election to the Assembly in 2021 in a race where turnout was nearly 29% higher than in 2019. In the Assembly, he is a member of the Counties Cities and Towns Committee, the Public Safety Committee, and the General Laws Committee.
In the General Assembly, Clint has voted to ensure all Medicaid recipients receive access to dental care, carried legislation to support small businesses during the COVID pandemic, and led the push to increase access to vaccinations across Suffolk and Chesapeake. He has also supported pay increases for teachers, Commonwealth employees, and State troopers, as well as increasing the minimum wage.
Clint is deeply rooted in the community and was raised in Suffolk, in the heart of the 17th District. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Upon returning home, he earned his BA at Saint Leo University and pursued graduate studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Clint worked at BAE Systems Shipyard in Norfolk and is now a family business owner and the proud operator of a local real estate company with his daughter.