April 3, 2017 Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Certifies Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General

by Katie Baker

RICHMOND, Va. – Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker today announced the party has certified that the following candidates have submitted the requisite number of signatures to qualify for the June 13thprimary ballot.


Ralph Northam
Tom Perriello

Lieutenant Governor

Justin Fairfax
Gene Rossi
Susan Platt

Attorney General
Mark Herring

“We have a strong slate of candidates who all share our core Democratic values,” said DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker. “We are the party of hardworking people fighting for hardworking people. We are energized, we are inspired, and we take nothing for granted. We look forward to the next few months as our candidates travel to every corner of the Commonwealth to learn more about the issues that matter most to Virginia’s working families.”

The Democratic Party of Virginia submitted the certification to the Virginia Department of Elections this afternoon.