FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2021
Clean Virginia Endorses Delegate Jay Jones for Attorney General
Advocacy organization’s PAC also donates an additional $150,000 to Jones’ campaign
Charlottesville — In its first 2021 endorsement for a statewide candidate, Clean Virginia announced its endorsement today for Delegate Jay Jones’ candidacy for Attorney General. The clean energy and good governance advocacy group initially supported Delegate Jones’ (D-Norfolk) bid with a contribution of $100,000 from Clean Virginia Fund, the political action committee associated with Clean Virginia, when Jones announced his run in July 2020. With the additional $150,000 committed this month, Clean Virginia has contributed a total of $250,000 to Jones.
“We’re thrilled to officially endorse Del. Jay Jones for Attorney General, the top consumer protection officer for the state. Del. Jones has demonstrated time and again that he will champion energy reform and protect working Virginians through his bipartisan leadership in the fight against legalized corruption in the Commonwealth,” said Clean Virginia Executive Director Brennan Gilmore.
Jones and Clean Virginia share a commitment to empowering regular Virginians as a crucial part of ensuring a just, clean energy transition in Virginia. As a Delegate, Jones has championed multiple major pieces of legislation seeking to return hundreds of millions of dollars of Dominion Energy overcharges back to Virginia families and businesses as well as legislation designed to help facilitate access to rooftop solar panels for low-income communities.
“As a partner in the fights for fair energy policy and ending legalized corruption, I am honored to have the endorsement of Clean Virginia. I am running for Attorney General to ensure that the interests of all Virginians are protected, not just those of large corporations,” said Jones. “And this fight against corruption has never been more important than it is today.”
Jones was also the first endorsement of the 2021 cycle by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. In his statement, Northam said, “As a state delegate, Jay has led from the front in fighting for long-overdue justice reform, prioritizing our consumers, and protecting our environment.”
Clean Virginia joins Gov. Ralph Northam, Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), over 30 state legislators, and dozens more local elected officials and community leaders in endorsing Jones.
Jones is a Norfolk native who comes from a long line of public servants. He was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017 representing the 89th District.
Cassady Craighill, 828-817-3328, firstname.lastname@example.org
Samson Signori, 757-625-8989, Samson@jayjones.com
Jay Jones is a state Delegate from Norfolk, VA. In the legislature, Jay has championed protection for our environment, holding utility companies accountable, and standing up for workers. If elected, Jay would be Virginia’s first Black Attorney General.
Clean Virginia is an independent advocacy organization with an associated Political Action Committee, Clean Virginia Fund. Clean Virginia works to fight corruption in Virginia politics in order to promote clean energy and community control over our energy policy. Clean Virginia’s funding is provided by founder Michael Bills. For details on Clean Virginia’s financial reports and political giving, please visit our listing at Virginia’s Public Access Project.