Larry Roberts, who served as Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax’s Chief of Staff from January 5, 2018 until June 2018, when he moved to a Senior Advisor role, has announced (see below) that he’s “returning to serve as Chief of Staff.” I can’t help but wonder if this just might be related to AG Mark Herring’s recent announcement that he’s running for governor in 2021, and to LG Fairfax’s intentions in that regard. We’ll see, I guess…
I am pleased to be returning to serve as Chief of Staff to Virginia’s Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax. I will be working from the Oliver Hill Building office in Richmond during the General Assembly session and otherwise splitting time between Northern Virginia and Richmond.
It has been great to see so many familiar faces on Capitol Square and to begin to make new acquaintances as well.
Our team is top notch and our mission is clear — to serve the people of the Commonwealth and to preside effectively in the Senate of Virginia.
Lt. Governor Fairfax has performed his duties at a very high level — justifying the confidence shown in him by the voters in 2017. He has been acknowledged by leaders in both parties as a highly effective Lt. Governor and has been a valued partner for Governor Ralph Northam.
He is a very popular figure around Capitol Square, especially among the many Virginians who travel to the State Capitol to advocate or just to visit. One of my toughest duties is to pull him away from constituents wanting time with him so that we can get to our next meeting.
Thanks to Ed Reed for his service as Chief during much of 2018. I am so glad that Governor Northam, First Lady Pam Northam, Lt. Governor Fairfax, and so many other Administration and General Assembly friends came out for the reception we held to thank Ed for his service. We will miss him during his time in Georgia, but he will remain part of our team and we fully expect him to return to Virginia in 2020.
Please feel free to stop by and visit if you are in Richmond.