From the Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor campaign:
Justin Fairfax Endorsed by Elected Officials in Central Virginia
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Today, top Democratic elected officials from across Central Virginia– Henrico, Petersburg, and Richmond, jointly announced their enthusiastic support and endorsement of Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
Central Virginia has over 1.5 million residents and is home to several hundred small businesses and an expanding economy. Spanning across 9 localities, Central Virginia offers top academic institutions, a powerful workforce and access to Virginia’s rich history.
The following Democratic elected officials from throughout Central Virginia announced their endorsement and support of Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia:
Former Secretary of Administration and Lieutenant Governor Candidate Viola Baskerville
State Senator Rosalyn R. Dance, 16th District
Delegate Lashrecse Aird, 63rd District
Delegate Jeffrey Bourne, 71st District
Delegate Lamont Bagby, 74th District
Delegate Roslyn Tyler, 75th District
City Councilmember Kimberly Gray, Richmond
Commonwealth’s Attorney, Michael Herring, Richmond
County Board of Supervisors Former Chairman Tyrone Nelson, Henrico
Commonwealth’s Attorney Cassandra Conover, Petersburg
City Treasurer Kevin A. Brown, Petersburg
Sheriff Vanessa Crawford, Petersburg
Delegate Aird expressed her support for Justin:
“I am supporting Justin Fairfax as the next Lieutenant Governor of Virginia because he is the best candidate for the job. His command of the issues and passion for policy makes him the ideal public servant for the Commonwealth. As a former Federal prosecutor, Justin has a history of fighting for people and I know he will continue to fight for the people in my district and for the rights of all Virginians while in office.”
Justin Fairfax stated:
“I am humbled and grateful to have the support of such dedicated public servants from throughout Central Virginia. They all work tirelessly to make Virginia’s economy stronger and improve the lives of their constituents every day. Together, we will continue to build upon the progress we’ve made in order to ensure that our economy remains stable and allows for security for all Virginians. We will stand together to fight back against the regressive policies of the Trump administration.”
The campaign also announced that Justin Fairfax has been endorsed by over 100 elected officials, party leaders, and Democratic activists from throughout Virginia and that additional endorsements will continue to be announced ahead of the June 13th primary election.
In 2013, Fairfax was a Democratic candidate for Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He earned more than 48% of the statewide primary vote and the endorsement of The Washington Post, which cited his “agile and impressive command of the issues” and his “prosecutor’s passion for justice.” In that election – his first ever run for public office – Fairfax earned more than 68,000 votes and lost by less than 2 votes per precinct statewide. In 2014, Mr. Fairfax served as Co-Chair of Virginia Senator Mark Warner’s successful reelection campaign. He currently serves as a litigator in the Tysons Corner, VA office of the law firm Venable LLP.
Fairfax previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia in the Major Crimes and Narcotics Unit of the Alexandria Division. Justin is a graduate of Duke University and Columbia Law School. Justin’s wife, Dr. Cerina W. Fairfax, DDS, is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia and Duke University. Justin and Cerina have one son, Cameron, and one daughter, Carys. They live in Northern Virginia where they own a thriving family dental practice.