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Fairfax County Supervisor James Walkinshaw Endorses Sean Perryman for Lt. Governor

Mar 30, 2021

RELEASE: March 30th, 2021
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FAIRFAX, VA – Sean Perryman’s campaign for Lt. Governor of Virginia announced the endorsement of Fairfax County Braddock District Supervisor James Walkinshaw on Tuesday. Braddock District is a Democratic stronghold that includes parts of the communities of Burke, Fairfax Station, Springfield, and Annandale, and is home to Perryman himself. Walkinshaw now joins fellow Fairfax County Supervisors John Foust, Rodney Lusk, and Walter Alcorn in endorsing the Perryman campaign, as well as Fairfax Delegate Kaye Kory, Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano, and Fairfax County School Board members Karl Frisch and Melanie Meren. Perryman has more endorsements from Fairfax County elected officials than any candidate for Lt. Governor.

“I’m proud to endorse my constituent, Sean Perryman, for Lt. Governor of Virginia. Sean is known across Fairfax County as a fierce advocate for racial and economic justice as well as a valued partner when building coalitions for change in our community,” said Walkinshaw. “Sean and I worked together on Capitol Hill, where he helped investigate the Trump administration and hold them accountable. I’ve seen firsthand what he can do. The office of Lt. Governor is a perfect role for someone with Sean’s experience and commitment to an inclusive, progressive Virginia.”

“I’ve seen James in action both as a community leader and a resident of his district,” said Perryman. “He has been a leader on affordable housing and understands the powerful relationships between land use, housing, transportation, and community life. He’s also led on the county’s response to COVID-19 from a healthcare perspective and when it comes to economic recovery. James also shares my goals of ending domestic and sexual violence and has experience assisting victims get the services they need. I’m excited to have him join the movement we are building to transform this Commonwealth into one that is more compassionate, modern, and equitable for all.

The Perryman campaign’s dominating strength in Fairfax County bodes well for the June 8th primary, where the largest county in the Commonwealth is set to drive a big turnout for Democrats. Perryman’s strength in Northern Virginia as well as Hampton Roads, where he also leads the field in endorsements, is a sign of a winning coalition of Virginians from diverse backgrounds.

Sean Perryman is President Emeritus of the Fairfax County Chapter of the NAACP, a technology public policy advocate, attorney, and former congressional investigator. If elected he would become one of the youngest Lt. Governors in Virginia history.

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