For Immediate Release
April 13, 2017
Former Virginia Congressman and Lieutenant Governor Candidate L.F. Payne Endorses
Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia
ARLINGTON, Virginia — Today, the Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor campaign is proud to announce the endorsement of former Virginia Congressman and Lt. Governor Candidate L.F. Payne. Congressman Payne represented Virginia’s 5th District which now stretches from Northern to Southside Virginia for 9 years prior to running a spirited campaign for Lt. Governor of Virginia. The 5th Congressional District includes all or part of the independent cities of Bedford, Charlottesville, Danville, Farmville and Martinsville as well as Albemarle, Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Cumberland, Franklin, Fluvanna, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Patrick, Pittsylvania, and Prince Edward counties.
“Running for Lt. Governor in a state as diverse and vast as Virginia requires energy, intellect, and an innate ability to connect with people by meeting them where they are.” said Payne.
“As a former candidate for Lt. Governor and Congressman from a district that now stretches from Northern Virginia to the North Carolina border, I know what it means to represent people from across Virginia. I proudly endorse Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia because I believe he has what it takes to represent all Virginians. He is the kind of highly intelligent, dynamic, and forward-thinking leader Virginia needs to continue building on our progress and to chart an even brighter future.
“Please join me in voting for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia on June 13th and again in November.”
After receiving Congressman Payne’s endorsement, former federal prosecutor Justin Fairfax made the following statement:
“I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of Congressman Payne. His distinguished service and leadership in Virginia in both the public and private sectors are known far and wide. I look forward to working with Congressman Payne to reach voters in the 5th Congressional District and throughout Virginia in the June 13th primary and the general election in November.”
Congressman Payne joins Northern Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11), former Virginia Lt. Governor candidates Viola Baskerville and Senator Chap Petersen, and more than 100 elected officials, party leaders, and grassroots activists from across the Commonwealth in supporting Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2017.