DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ENDORSES SAM RASOUL FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA
DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ENDORSES
SAM RASOUL FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA
(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Sam Rasoul for Lt. Governor of Virginia in the open primary election to be held June 8, 2021. The son of immigrant parents, raised in Roanoke, Rasoul is currently a member of the House of Delegates where he has served for seven years.
His work in the General Assembly reflects his reputation as a solid, trustworthy progressive with broad appeal as he has worked to lower health care costs, pushed for intersectional justice through a Green New Deal, and advocated for good government by limiting the influence of special interests.
“Sam is a composite of the inclusive populism DFA fights for, and the people-centered progressive champion DFA supports,” said Yvette Simpson, CEO, DFA. “He’s bold, innovative and represents the future. He believes in a Virginia-specific Green New Deal, criminal justice reform, and robust infrastructure.
“But the most exciting thing about Sam is the amazing connection he has with such a broad swath of constituents, and his commitment to bringing folks along with him, helping people to understand how government works. It just amplifies his authenticity as a public servant. He is a much-needed breath of fresh air and DFA is excited to back his campaign for Lt. Governor,” she said.
The spirit of the 50 State Strategy spearheaded by DFA inspired me to believe our party needs to run strong everywhere,” said Sam Rasoul. “A DFA endorsement would mean so much and would validate our belief that we must bring progressive values to every corner of Virginia.”
Rasoul is DFA’s third endorsed candidate in Virginia in the 2021 cycle. DFA has already endorsed Jennifer Carroll Foy for Governor and Jay Jones for Attorney General. Virginia has been a priority state for DFA’s Purple to Blue Project since 2013 when Democrats swept all statewide races.
DFA has 34,817 members in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and more than one million members nationwide.