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Latino Leaders Across Virginia Endorse Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor

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From Del. Alfonso Lopez:

Latino Leaders Across Virginia Endorse Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor

Cite Fairfax’s Commitment to Civil Rights and Building our Economy

Arlington, Va. – Today, Latino leaders from every corner of the Commonwealth endorsed Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor, including Delegate Alfonso Lopez, the highest-ranking Latino elected official in Virginia.

“From day one, Justin has been focused on improving the quality of life for all Virginians,” said House Democratic Whip Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington and Fairfax). “He will work tirelessly to build an economy in the Commonwealth that works for everyone and creates new, good-paying jobs. I look forward to working with Justin next year in the General Assembly to build a brighter future for all of our families.”  

“Justin Fairfax will be a strong supporter of immigrant and new American youth,” said noted community activist Leni Gonzalez. “With the Trump administration bringing such uncertainty to the plight of DACA eligible and Dreamer students, we need Justin’s voice in Richmond.”

“Justin will be a champion for criminal justice reform and protecting civil rights,” said political leader and community activist Monica Sarmiento. “At a time when the Republicans are working to divide us and enact regressive policies, Justin will be a welcome ally in Richmond.”

“The immigrant community of Virginia is a major contributor to the economy and labor force,” stated Andres Tobar, Northern Virginia Latino community activist. “All we ask is for respect from our elected leaders and the opportunity to succeed. Justin provides that sensitivity and leadership that is much needed in Richmond.”

“I’m proud to have been endorsed by Latino leaders from across the Commonwealth,” said Justin Fairfax, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. “Latinos are a vital part of our community and our economy in Virginia. As the next Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, I look forward to working with the Latino community to improve public education, protect our environment, reform our criminal justice system, and strengthen Virginia’s economy.”

Latino Leaders Supporting Justin Fairfax:

  • Andres Tobar
  • Leni Gonzalez
  • Leopoldo Martinez
  • Monica Sarmiento
  • Keisy Chavez
  • Jocelyn Garay
  • Rosalia Fajardo  
  • Daniel Gomez  
  • Marvin Figueroa  
  • Hon. Alfonso Lopez  
  • Dario Marquez  
  • Douglas Garcia  
  • Aida Pacheco  
  • Luis Aguilar  
  • Manuel Leiva  
  • Nelly Samiango  
  • Jaime Areizaga-Soto  
  • Beatriz Amberman  
  • Lisette Carbajal  
  • Vivian Sanchez Jones  
  • Dulce Carillo  
  • Alexandra Dixon  
  • Vera Cardinale  
  • Cristina Diaz-Torres  

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, where he served on the Board of Trustees, and he currently sits on the Board of Visitors of the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy.  He graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was selected to be a member of the prestigious Columbia Law Review.  Justin’s wife, Dr. Cerina W. Fairfax, DDS, is a graduate of the VCU 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.

  • Democratic Lt. Governor Candidate Justin Fairfax Raises More Than $1M From Over 4,000 Donors Ahead of June 13th Primary Election

    Arlington, VA — Today, the Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor campaign is proud to announce our strongest fundraising period to date — raising more than $350,000 in two months and more than one million dollars over the course of this campaign. To date, the campaign has received money from every corner of the Commonwealth and from more than 4,000 donors. Almost 70% of all contributions were $100 or less, and 85% of contributions were less than $250, further underscoring that this is truly a grassroots campaign with tremendous excitement and momentum heading into the June 13th primary.

    The campaign has invested the funds raised to date in a strong and strategic statewide communications, field, and get-out-the-vote program, which has already reached hundreds of thousands of Virginia voters. The Fairfax campaign is also the only Democratic Lt. Governor campaign to air a television ad, which is titled “Virginia Line.”

    Justin has traveled more than 40,000 miles all across Virginia and has participated in hundreds of campaign events in Southwest, Southside, Hampton Roads, Central Virginia, the Valley, the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, Eastern Shore, and Northern Virginia. Reaching voters where they are, Justin’s powerful message of fighting for more economic security and opportunity for all Virginians, protecting our rights against the abuses of the Trump Administration, and reforming our broken criminal justice system is resonating all across the Commonwealth.

    The campaign’s fundraising and field strength demonstrate that Justin Fairfax is the strongest Democratic candidate for the Lieutenant Governor’s race this election cycle and will help the Democratic ticket win in November.