Adele McClure

Virginia House of Delegates, District 2

Spotlight Candidate

Adele will be the first Black person and first Asian person elected to the legislature from Arlington County!


Adele is the daughter of a resilient early childhood educator and a Filipino immigrant who served in the U.S. Army. Adele was raised on Richmond Highway in Northern Virginia where she experienced poverty and periodic homelessness not far from where she currently lives in Arlington, an experience that has made her a fierce advocate for vulnerable populations. Through the lens of her community activism and her many lived experiences, Adele has worked with advocates and members of the Virginia General Assembly to draft, pass, and implement legislation that breaks down systemic barriers, expands human rights, and improves access to services for people in Arlington and across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Adele’s lived experiences combined with her policy expertise and experience in the state legislative and executive branches make Adele ready to hit the ground running on the first day. She would serve as both the first Black person and the first Asian person to represent Arlington in the Virginia General Assembly.

Adele McClure is running to represent the needs of the people in Arlington and build upon the progress that we’ve made together.