Check out the following memo from the Russet Perry for VA State Senate campaign. Also, note that SD31 (90% Loudoun County, 10% Fauquier County) leans “blue,” having gone for Hillary Clinton in 2016, the entire statewide Democratic ticket in 2017, Tim Kaine (by 17 points) in 2018, and Jennifer Wexton in 2022 (the only exception being in 2021, when Glenn Youngkin narrowly beat Terry McAuliffe, 50.0%-49.4%, in SD31). As for Russet Perry’s Republican opponent, Juan Pablo Segura, he’s the son of a super-rich guy who will probably pretend to be a “moderate” but who kicked off his campaign in January with a crazed word-salad of right-wing blather (“George Soros-backed,” “woke agenda,” “tyranny,” “radical left,” yada yada) that you’d hear on far-right talk radio, Fox “News,” etc. Finally, note that SD31 is an absolutely crucial – and HIGHLY competitive – district for Democrats this November in terms of holding the VA Senate Democratic “brick wall,” and for that reason will see millions of dollars spent by Glenn Youngkin et al on the one hand, and Russet Perry/Democrats on the other hand, trying to win it. So…keep an eye on this race, and better yet, do whatever you can to help Russet Perry win it!
To: Interested Parties
From: Jackie Wetzel, Campaign Manager, Friends of Russet Perry
RE: Russet Perry is in a strong position to win Virginia’s most competitive Senate election this year
Russet Perry is in a strong position to win Virginia’s most competitive Senate election this year
Russet Perry is a lifelong public servant who served as a CIA officer and Loudoun County prosecutor, and is now the Democratic nominee in Senate District 31. She is a mom of two LCPS students and has been living in and serving this community for well over a decade. Following a decisive primary victory, Perry is in a strong position to win a key battleground race that could determine control of the Virginia Senate.
Russet Perry won the Democratic Primary in a decisive victory.
- Russet Perry won a major 30-point victory in the June 20th Primary, and won 61 out of 65 precincts across Loudoun and Fauquier Counties.
- Notable leaders such as Rep. Jennifer Wexton, former Gov. Ralph Northam, and Rep. Abigail Spanberger threw their support behind Perry early.
Senate District 31 will decide control of the Virginia Senate in 2023.
- Control of the Virginia Senate will hinge on the outcomes in just a few districts this year, and SD31 will likely be the tipping point seat.
- Key statewide issues such as access to abortion, investment in public schools, and gun safety will be decided by who wins this seat.
- This district has been identified by multiple sources as the majority-making seat in 2023, and both Democrats and Republicans will be laser focused on this race. Situated in Northern Virginia, SD31 is also set to be the most expensive general election contest in the commonwealth.
Russet Perry has a long history fighting for this community; Juan Pablo Segura just got here.
- Russet’s story is one that resonates across the district – and one that contrasts perfectly against that of a billionaire’s son who moved to the district from DC to buy a Senate seat.
- On Segura’s last fundraising report, his average cash contribution amount was almost $6,000, and he had only five donors of $100 or under.
- While Russet Perry has been working for, living in, and raising her kids in this community for well over a decade now, her Republican opponent moved to Loudoun from out of state in October of 2022.
The bottom line: Virginia’s 31st State Senate seat is the race to watch in 2023, and with her deep roots in this community and long history of fighting for Loudoun and Fauquier, Russet Perry is a strong candidate to win this district.