News Article • April 6, 2017 • Rapp News
This past Saturday, Rappahannock County Democrats held their annual brunch at the Washington Fire Hall. The attendance was a “record 140 party faithful” (and likely a few disgruntled Republicans).
As usual, Robert “Smiggy” Smith and his amazing music set the tone for a raucous round of speech making by Gene Rossi, who is running for lieutenant governor, and Tristan Shields, a singer and entertainer who is running for the Democratic nomination to fill Virginia’s 18th House of Delegates seat.
News Article • March 31, 2017 • News Staff • Newsplex
RICHMOND, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- A second Democrat has filed petitions to earn a spot in the race for lieutenant governor on the June primary ballot.
Gene Rossi is a former federal prosecutor.
According to state law, statewide candidates need at least 10,000 petition signatures from registered Virginia voters, and 400 or more from each congressional district.
Rossi will be up against Susan Platt, Joe Biden's former chief of staff, and Justin Fairfax, another former Assistant U.S. Attorney, in the June 13 primary.
Press Release • March 30, 2017
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.
News Article • March 20, 2017 • Josh Janney • Winchester Star
BERRYVILLE — Combating the opioid crisis that’s claiming thousands of lives across the country is one of the top priorities of Gene Rossi, a Democratic candidate for Virginia lieutenant governor.
He discussed the crisis during a meet-and-greet event on Sunday afternoon at 612 Vineyard in Clarke County, where he interacted with about 30 local residents about his candidacy.
The election is Nov. 7. A primary to select the Democratic candidate is June 13. The other Democrats vying for their party’s nomination are Justin Fairfax and Susan Platt.
News Article • January 15, 2017 • Lowell Feld • Blue Virginia
Speakers in the following video (great job by David Martin – thanks for recording this!) from the “Save Our Healthcare” rally earlier today in Richmond include Democratic gubernatorial candidates Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello; Democratic Lt. Governor candidates Justin Fairfax, Susan Platt and Gene Rossi. Great stuff; check it out. Large and fired-up crowd too!
News Article • January 14, 2017 • YouTube
News Article • September 23, 2016 • NY Real Estate Blog
The Italian American Democratic Leadership Council (IADLC), the national voice of Italian Americans in the Democratic Party, announced their endorsement of Gene Rossi for Virginia Lieutenant Governor.
News Article • September 6, 2016 • Lowell Feld • Blue Virginia
While most of us are focused intensely on the 2016 presidential race, as well as on crucial House races like LuAnn Bennett vs. Barbara Comstock in the Virginia 10th CD, there are at least a few folks getting ready for 2017. Presumptive Democratic nominee Ralph Northam is one of them, of course, and as you can see from the photos below, he was very busy this Labor Day weekend.
News Article • August 25, 2016 • Lurah Spell • Bristol Herald Courier
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Former federal prosecutor Gene Rossi has formally announced he will run for lieutenant governor of Virginia in 2017.
“I will be a strong voice for justice," Rossi said in a written statement announcing his candidacy. "I’m passionate about how our state government can better serve its citizens in many areas. I have seen firsthand what works and what doesn’t. Above all, we must be fair, firm, and compassionate in our approaches to the opioid crisis, criminal justice, voting rights restoration, healthcare, and education.”
News Article • August 25, 2016 • Alcia Petska • The Roanoke Times
A longtime federal prosecutor known for his work on an extensive opioid abuse probe that produced more than 200 convictions officially jumped into the lieutenant governor’s race Thursday.
Gene Rossi of Alexandria is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 2017 state race. He’s the second Democratic contender to declare his candidacy.
“I will be a strong voice for justice,” he said in a campaign announcement . “I’m passionate about how our state government can better serve its citizens in many areas. I have seen firsthand what works — and what doesn’t.”