September 19, 2022 News & Press Releases

Jen Kiggans Stands With Local Candidate Accused of Elder Abuse and Stealing over $900,000 From Elderly Family Member

by Democratic Party of Virginia

“We Stand With Amanda” - Jen Kiggans

Richmond, VA – WAVY 10 reported that geriatric nurse, Jen Kiggans, is standing behind Chesapeake City Council candidate Amanda Newins after it was uncovered she is being sued by her family and investigated by police for elder abuse and misappropriation of funds for “allegedly mistreating an elderly woman and her late husband and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in property and cash from them.” 

While Newins lost support from Republicans and most Chesapeake officials in the wake of this scandal, Jen Kiggans – a geriatric nurse – continues to stand by Newins.

After the officials began to denounce and remove their support for Newins, Newins posted on her Facebook that Jen Kiggans “STANDS WITH AMANDA.”

WAVY 10 attempted to reach out to the Kiggans campaign on her support of Newins stating: “[we] have been seeking comments from the Kiggans campaign all weekend with no response.” 

Records also show that Kiggans donated to Newins’s campaign.

“As a geriatric nurse, Jen Kiggans should be caring for elderly people, not supporting people who are abusing them,” said Spokesperson Gianni Snidle. “It’s clear that there’s no low too low for Jen Kiggans, and that she’ll do anything to win an election – even throw away her oath as a geriatric nurse to support a crook who took advantage of her own family elderly members.”