Clinton Jenkins

Clinton Jenkins

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 76

Affiliation: Democrat

Overview:

After working for a time as a Subcontracts Administrator for BAE Systems Shipyard, Clint Jenkins later became the Ethics Officer for the shipyard. While employed in the ship repair industries, Clint began to work part-time as a real estate agent. Today, he manages a local real estate company with his daughter, Ashlin.

A strong commitment to service has defined Clint’s involvement in his community. He knows the needs and concerns of the people of the 76th District because he has seen and heard them firsthand. He is committed to representing his constituents with honesty, integrity, and transparency.

About

Clinton Jenkins 1

Source: Campaign page

Clint was raised in the heart of the 76th district and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School.  After graduating, Clint enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country. Upon returning to Suffolk, he earned his B.A. at Saint Leo University and continued his graduate studies at Southeastern Baptist Theology Seminary.

He and his future wife, Karen Hopson, met at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Suffolk. The proud parents of three daughters, he and Karen will be celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary this year.

After working for a time as a Subcontracts Administrator for BAE Systems Shipyard, Clint later became the Ethics Officer for the shipyard. While employed in the ship repair industries, Clint began to work part-time as a real estate agent. Today, he manages a local real estate company with his daughter, Ashlin.

Clint has been serving his community his entire adult life, staying active in local Civic Leagues, churches, and various other community organizations. He has also been a leader in the local Democratic Party, serving as the Suffolk coordinator for the 77th district House of Delegates and the DPVA’s Chair of the 3rd Congressional District.

A strong commitment to service has defined Clint’s involvement in his community. He knows the needs and concerns of the people of the 76th District because he has seen and heard them firsthand. He is committed to representing his constituents with honesty, integrity, and transparency.

Web

Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State Delegate for VA House District 76

Clinton L. Jenkins (D)14,94356.33%
S. Chris Jones (R)11,54443.52%
Write-In (Write-in)390.15%
TOTAL26,526

Issues

Civil Rights

Women’s Rights

  • Support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia
  • Fight for equal pay for equal work legislation
  • Protect a woman’s constitutionally-protected right to make her own healthcare decisions, and roll back existing barriers to access

Democracy

Voting Rights

  • Repeal Virginia’s Voter ID law
  • Institute universal voter registration and no-excuse absentee voting
  • Expand early voting periods to give people greater flexibility in casting their ballots

Economy

Economy/Jobs

  • Attract better-paying jobs so no one who works full-time struggles to make ends meet
  • Invest in critical infrastructure that companies need to do business more efficiently
  • Expand job training programs to help get people back to work

Workers’ Rights

  • Increase the minimum wage
  • Repeal Virginia’s Right to Work law
  • Crack down on employers who engage in wage theft and employee misclassification
  • Protect employees’ rights to organize and collectively bargain

Education

  • Raise teachers’ salaries
  • Secure funding for new construction and much-needed improvements to existing schools
  • Fund universal pre-K programs for every child in Virginia
  • Increase overall state funding for education and push for a more equitable distribution of resources across the Commonwealth

 

Health Care

  • Protect Medicaid expansion from Republican attacks
  • Increase transparency in pricing, both for prescription drugs and services
  • Support Community Health Centers that provide critical care in medically underserved areas

Safety

Criminal Justice

  • Emphasize rehabilitation over incarceration
  • Fight to reform sentencing guidelines and change mandatory-minimum laws
  • End the school-to-prison pipeline that too often labels our children as criminals for life
  • Provide more resources for returning citizens to make it easier for them to reintegrate into society

Gun Violence

  • Institute universal background checks
  • Restrict access to military-style assault weapons
  • Bar violent criminals and domestic abusers from legally purchasing weapons and pass Extreme Risk Protective Order legislation (i.e., red flag laws)
  • Increase penalties on straw purchasers who sell weapons on the black market

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