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Democrat Gene Rossi Files More Than 15,000 Signatures for Lt. Governor

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Democrat Gene Rossi, a former federal prosecutor of nearly 30 years who helped spearhead key enforcement actions against Virginia’s exploding opioid epidemic, on Wednesday filed 15,275 signatures from across Virginia in his latest step to become Virginia’s next Lt. Governor.

“I’m proud that so many Virginians have heard my positive message about stronger schools, protecting President Obama’s signature achievement – the Affordable Care Act – and fighting the opioid epidemic that is hollowing out so many communities across Virginia,” said Rossi.

As a statewide candidate, Rossi was required to file only 10,000 signatures, including 400 from each Congressional district. Instead, Rossi’s 15,275 signatures included at least 750 from each Congressional district – nearly double the amount of required grassroots support in each region.

“Polling shows the Democratic race for Lt. Governor is wide-open,” said Rossi. “And the groundswell of grassroots support shows that my campaign is ready to take off and put another fighter for every Virginia family in the Lt. Governor’s seat.”

Democratic primary voters can learn more about Gene’s record of fighting for Virginia families and his plans to be their voice by visiting