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  • Veteran federal prosecutor joins 2017 race for Virginia lieutenant governor

    News Article • August 25, 2016 • Laura Vozzella • Culpeper Star Exponent

    RICHMOND — Democrat Gene Rossi, a veteran federal prosecutor best known for targeting doctors who overprescribe pain pills, jumped into the 2017 race for lieutenant governor on Thursday.

    “I will be a strong voice for justice,” Rossi said in a statement. “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, health care and education.”

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  • Prosecutor to run for lieutenant governor

    News Article • August 8, 2016 • WTOP

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor with no experience in Virginia politics plans to run for lieutenant governor in 2017.

    Gene Rossi, a Democrat, recently told The Washington Post ( ) that he plans to make a formal campaign announcement later this month.

    Rossi worked for 27 years at the Justice Department and said if elected he would focus on sentencing reform and helping former prisoners.

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  • Longtime Virginia prosecutor to seek lieutenant governor job

    Gene Rossi in front of Albert V. Bryan Courthouse. Photo by Diane Rossi

    News Article • August 7, 2016 • Rachel Weiner • The Washington Post

    After 27 years in the Justice Department, a Virginia prosecutor who targeted doctors who overprescribed pain pills is now hoping to tackle the state’s opioid crisis from a new angle: as lieutenant governor.

    Gene Rossi aspires to join a Democratic administration trying to cope with the problem through a combination of harsh prosecution and holistic treatment. He left his job as a prosecutor in July and said he intends to make a formal announcement this month about his plan to seek office.

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  • Crackdown Stems Crisis in Hume Springs

    News Article • March 13, 2003 • Jerry Markon • The Washington Post

    Today, the Hume Springs section of northern Alexandria is a neighborhood of middle-income people who live in red-brick rowhouses, send their children to the local school and enjoy the relative quiet of the streets.

    But on a recent winter afternoon, the neighborhood was transformed in the minds of prosecutors and police, back to the days when gunshots rang out in the night and drug dealers sold crack on street corners and near schools where children played outside at recess.

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