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31 Leaders from Across Virginia Endorse Perryman for Lt. Governor, Perryman to Share Virtual Special Announcement

Oct 13, 2020

RELEASE: October 13th, 2020

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FAIRFAX, VA – Sean Perryman’s exploratory campaign for Lieutenant Governor announced new endorsements on Tuesday, reaching a total of 31 endorsements from community leaders and policy makers on the eve of a planned special announcement by the campaign. Sean will be making the announcement during a virtual rally with supporters tonight, October 13th at 6:30 pm EST (RSVP:

These leaders include:

Delegate Kaye Kory: Virginia House of Delegates, 38th District

Chad Martin: Vice Mayor of the City of Martinsville

Karl Frish: Fairfax County School Board Member

Melenie Meren: Fairfax County School Board Member

Vanessa Maddox: Former Leesburg Town Council Member

Amber Beichler: Community Leader and Activist

Elizabeth Benson: SURJ NOVA, Herndon-Reston Indivisible

Bokar “Bo” Cherif: Co-President of the Fairfax Young Democrats

Paul Davis: Democratic Party Activist 

Lindsey Davis Stover: Former 10th CD candidate and National Policy Leader

Heather Christine Foglio: Gun Violence Prevention Activist 

Diane Cooper-Gould: Education and Disability Advocate

Johanna Gusman: Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, Former Warren, VA Justice Dems

Dr. Sujatha Hampton: Writer and Fairfax County Community Advocate

Shyamali Hauth: Climate Activist, AAPI leader in Virginia

Pat Hynes: Teacher, Advocate, and Former Fairfax County School Board Member

Chelsea Higgs Wise: Executive Director, Marijuana Justice, Progressive Advocate

Daniel Lagana: Former Chair of the Fairfax County Democratic Party, Army Veteran

Luke Levasseur: Community Activist, Fairfax Democratic Committee Member

Tavorise Marks: Community Leader, Social Activist, Chesterfield County NAACP Leader

Adnan Muhammed: VA Political Director Mike Bloomberg, National Political Director for Beto 

Alicia Plerhoples: Law Professor, Frmr. Candidate for Chair of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors 

Tierra Ragland: Activist, Community Leader, Attorney  

Bill Rice: Community Activist, Arlington Democrat

Matt Royer: Activist, VA-08 Democratic Committee Member

Naveed Shah: Veterans Advocate, Board Member – Virginia War Memorial

Julius “JD” Spain: Community Activist

Linda Sperling: Former Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Candidate, Democratic Activist

Donte Tanner: Former Democratic Nominee for House of Delegates, Former Air Force Captain

Pastor Michelle Thomas: Policy Maker, Faith Leader, Community Activist

Andy Twigg: Activist, Democratic Committee Member

In response to the endorsements, Perryman said, “I am thrilled to have the support of these outstanding community leaders and progressive policy advocates. It’s these grassroots activists who have been instrumental in fighting for a stronger Commonwealth for years. The outpouring of support we’ve received from those who are in that fight shows that Virginians are ready and eager for a new generation of leadership in Virginia. I look forward to having these leaders by my side as we transform the office of Lieutenant Governor and create a better Virginia for all.”

Sean Perryman is President 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. 

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