MANASSAS – (Press Release) Kelly McGinn, a Manassas mom, advocate, and community leader, has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 13th House District, which encompasses parts of Prince William County and the City of Manassas Park.
“Richmond has been in the national headlines for all the wrong reasons in 2019. I’m running for Delegate to be your voice for common sense leadership. I want to represent the 13th District to make it the best place to live and work in Virginia,” said McGinn.
“We need a leader who will work to find creative solutions to problems that affect everyday life in Prince William County and Manassas Park. Like many of you, I’m tired of sitting in gridlock on Route 28 for hours each day. I’ll work with state and local leaders to ensure our community gets the transportation funding necessary to address this traffic nightmare. I’m also eager to work on issues like improving educational opportunities for our young people, promoting public safety by cracking down on gangs, human trafficking, and opioids, and promoting the growth of small business and new job opportunities for our citizens. If elected to represent you, I pledge to listen to your concerns and make sure that government works for you and not the other way around.”
Kelly is a summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where she studied International Politics and spent her Junior Year at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. After earning her law degree at the University of Virginia Law School, Kelly practiced international trade and communications law in Washington, D.C. for several years and also provided pro bono legal assistance to clients seeking political asylum.
She left private law practice to join the staff of Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas as his Senior Counsel for International Human Rights. In that position, Kelly was privileged to fight on behalf of political prisoners and those suffering abuse and torture at the hands of regimes like North Korea and Sudan.
Kelly and her husband are the parents of four children. She chose to become a full-time mother when they adopted their oldest child sixteen years ago. When she is not driving her minivan around the Manassas area, she is an outspoken advocate for children and the economically disadvantaged in our community. Kelly looks forward to bringing the same passion with which she has approached raising her family and fighting for International human rights to attacking local problems and improving the quality of life for the people of the 13th House District in the Virginia General Assembly.