Mary Sue Terry

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Planting the Seeds

Delegate Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) laid the groundwork for the featured speaker, former Attorney General Mary Sue Terry. She explained how at the end of Terry’s unsuccessful campaign in which she had interned, Mary Sue told a gathering of supporters that somewhere in that room, there was the first woman governor.

"Women can disagree, accept defeat, but then pick themselves up and move on, focusing on the future. Men...in the House of Delegates, at least on the Republican side...they get defeated, they disagree, they stew on it, and they look for opportunities to get revenge and public policy doesn’t matter; they will kill a bill because they can because the patron wronged them twenty years ago." -- Delegate Jennifer McClellan

Following a welcome by the Honorable Anne Holton, and introductions by Delegates Kris Amundson (D-County of Fairfax) and McClellan, the first female Attorney General of Virginia noted in an aside how wonderful it was to know that the next Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General had been sitting in the room, attending the Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus breakfast. She thanked them for supporting this event (in large part the fruit of efforts by Phyllis Ander, a Virginia Beach Democrat, 2nd Vice-Chair of the caucus, and member of The Farm Team).

The Farm Team Fields a Major Player - Jodi Wagner for Lt Gov


Former Virgina AG, Mary Sue Terry, is supporting efforts to develop more bench strength for Virginia Democratic female political leaders, through a program dubbed The Farm Team.

Their first major player to take the field will be Jodi Wagner, former Treasurer of Virginia and Secretary of Finance, as a candidate for Lt. Governor in 2009.

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