RELEASE: October 14th, 2020
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FAIRFAX, VA – Today, Sean Perryman ended the exploratory phase of his campaign and officially entered the race for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Perryman announced the launch of his campaign at a virtual livestream event with nearly 500 supporters and on the heels of fresh endorsements from elected officials and community activists.
“For far too long, Virginia has failed to be a Commonwealth that works for everyone. Our communities have faced down a deadly pandemic without the urgent help they need. Our economy has benefited the powerful few at the expense of the working class. Our institutions of public safety have consistently harmed people of color. Our neighborhoods face the existential threat of a worsening climate crisis. And our system of democratic government is stuck in the past,” said Perryman.
“With all of these issues facing Virginians, we can’t afford to continue with business as usual. I’m running because Virginia is in desperate need of an honest broker who is ready to upset the status quo and create a 21st century Commonwealth. Virginia needs someone who is willing to transform the office and be a transparent and responsive leader.
“We announced our exploratory campaign less than three months ago. In that short amount of time, we are proud to have received endorsements from more than 30 prominent community leaders and policy-makers. We’ve engaged with and heard from voters across the Commonwealth who are ready to build a future where all can prosper,” added Perryman. “It became increasingly clear that we have the support and the momentum to make our campaign official and start building this movement for progressive change.”
“My entire life I’ve worked hard to lift up and protect those who have been left behind. I know I can help tackle the pressing issues facing Virginians because I have years of experience bringing together diverse coalitions around equitable solutions. Virginia is ready for bold change; we just need the right leaders. Our campaign is an invitation to activists and advocates around Virginia who want to grow the movement for justice 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 the one of the youngest Lt. Governor in Virginia history. He has been endorsed by Delegate Kaye Kory, Lindsey Davis Stover, Vice-Mayor Chad Martin, Pastor Michelle Thomas, and dozens of Virginia community leaders.