PASSION FOR JUSTICE
Nadarius Clark is a progressive community activist, organizer, and Delegate representing the 79th district, which covers parts of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake. He comes from a military family with a background in business entrepreneurship. Nadarius grew up in a strong faith community and his family attends Holy Light Church of Deliverance in Portsmouth.
Born in Norfolk, he attended I.C. Norcom High School in downtown Portsmouth. He worked his first job at the age of 14 at his local 7-Eleven. After a house fire destroyed his family home in 2013, he went on to college and graduated from Virginia Union University, an HBCU in Richmond. These experiences gave Nadarius the necessary perspective and commitment to improve the livelihood of the people of Hampton Roads.
TURNING TO ACTION
In 2016, after a KKK march disrupted classes at VUU, Nadarius co-founded the charter chapter of Generation Now Network, an organization committed to faith based activism, advocacy, and education. As a student leader at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference in 2017, Nadarius rallied with leaders of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike and he went on to lobby in Washington D.C. for comprehensive expansion to Medicare and Medicaid.
Nadarius has organized to elect Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover, with the non-profit Virginia For Our Future, and the Virginia Democratic Party to help elect Congressman Bobby Scott, Senator Tim Kaine, and President Joe Biden.
He was elected in 2021 to serve as Delegate in HD-79 and was selected by The Nation magazine as one of the top 10 most significant victories for progressive leaders in America.