Adele, a fierce advocate for vulnerable populations, is the daughter of a resilient early childhood educator and a Filipino immigrant who served in the U.S. Army. She grew up in Northern Virginia where she experienced poverty and periodic homelessness, an experience that has shaped her into the dedicated community activist she is today. Through her activism and 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.
As the Executive Director of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, Adele's leadership led to transformative changes in housing, healthcare, education, voting access, justice reform, workers' rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, climate action, and gun violence prevention. Her policy expertise and experience in the state legislative and executive branches make Adele ready to hit the ground running on day one. If elected, she would serve as both the first Black person and the first Asian person to represent Arlington County in the Virginia General Assembly.
Adele McClure is running to represent the needs of the people in Arlington and build upon the progress that has been made. She is committed to continuing the work of expanding human rights, breaking down systemic barriers, and improving access to services for everyone in the community. With her passion, expertise, and experience, Adele is the right person to help create positive change in Arlington County.