Progressive Turnout Project Announces 2021 Virginia Endorsements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2021
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Progressive Turnout Project Announces 2021 Virginia Endorsements

CHICAGO – Today, Progressive Turnout Project (PTP), the nation’s largest Democratic voter contact organization, announced its endorsement of 63 candidates running in Virginia. This continues Progressive Turnout Project’s endorsement rollout in Virginia, which began last week with Terry McAuliffe for Governor. 

These Democrats are essential to protecting Virginia’s Democratic trifecta and protecting and advancing progressive priorities. 

  • Lieutenant Governor, Hala Ayala 
  • Attorney General, Mark Herring
  • House District 02, Candi King 
  • House District 07, Derek Kitts
  • House District 08, Dustin Wimbish
  • House District 09, Bridgette Craighead
  • House District 10, Wendy Gooditis
  • House District 11, Sam Rasoul
  • House District 12, Chris Hurst
  • House District 13, Danica Roem
  • House District 14, Sarah Rhett Deitz
  • House District 18, Douglas Ward
  • House District 20, Randall Wolf
  • House District 21, Kelly Convirs-Fowler
  • House District 25, Jennifer Kitchen
  • House District 26, William “Bill” Helsley
  • House District 27, Debra Gardner
  • House District 30, Annette Hyde
  • House District 32, David Reid
  • House District 34, Kathleen Murphy
  • House District 35, Mark Keam
  • House District 36, Kenneth “Ken” Plum
  • House District 38, Kaye Kory
  • House District 39, Vivian Watts
  • House District 40, Dan Helmer
  • House District 42, Kathy Tran
  • House District 45, Elizabeth Bennett-Parker
  • House District 47, Patrick Hope
  • House District 48, Richard “Rip” Sullivan
  • House District 49, Alfonso Lopez
  • House District 50, Michelle Lopes-Maldonado
  • House District 53, Marcus Simon
  • House District 55, Rachel Levy
  • House District 56, Blakely Lockhart
  • House District 57, Sally Hudson
  • House District 58, Sara Ratcliffe
  • House District 59, Ben Moses
  • House District 62, Jasmine Gore 
  • House District 63, Lashrecse Aird
  • House District 65, Caitlin Coakley
  • House District 67, Karrie Delaney
  • House District 68, Dawn Adams
  • House District 69, Betsy Carr
  • House District 70, Delores McQuinn
  • House District 71, Jeff Bourne
  • House District 73, Rodney Willett
  • House District 76, Clinton “Clint” Jenkins
  • House District 79, Nadarius Clark
  • House District 80, Don Scott
  • House District 81, Dr Jeffrey “Doc” Feld
  • House District 83, Nancy Guy
  • House District 84, Kim Melnyk 
  • House District 85, Alex Askew 
  • House District 86, Irene Shin
  • House District 87, Suhas Subramanyam
  • House District 90, Angelia Williams Graves
  • House District 91, Martha Mugler
  • House District 92, Jeion Ward
  • House District 93, Michael Mullin
  • House District 94, Shelly Simonds
  • House District 95, Marcia “Cia” Price
  • House District 96, Mark Downey
  • House District 100, Finale Norton

Below is a statement from Progressive Turnout Project’s Executive Director, Alex Morgan: 

“Progressive Turnout Project is excited to endorse these 62 candidates who will be key to protecting and advancing progressive priorities in the Commonwealth and providing a model for Democratic legislators across the country for how to show up for working-class Americans and their families.”

“Democrats can’t just rely on whoever’s at the top of the ticket to inspire voters and hope that enthusiasm trickles down. To build a movement, we have to do everything we can to boost turnout at all levels. That’s why, in addition to our endorsement, Progressive Turnout Project will be investing $330,000 in our Virginia Turnout Fellows program to hire and train a new generation of community organizers to help boost voter turnout across the Commonwealth.”

“Historic voter turnout in the 2020 election shows that we have a huge opportunity in November to expand our base and pick up critical seats, if we keep new and infrequent voters engaged. And the way we do that at Progressive Turnout Project is by deepening voter outreach with one-on-one conversations at the door and giving candidates the resources they need to run successful field programs.”

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Progressive Turnout Project is the largest voter contact organization in the country. Our mission: Get Democrats to vote. Since 2015, our trained field staff, fellows, and volunteers have made more than 59 million voter contact attempts across 39 states. PTP is grassroots funded, with more than 2.2 million unique donors and an average contribution of $17.39.

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