ROANOKE - On Friday Del. Sam Rasoul (D-11) announced three new endorsements from Latino community leaders in Virginia. The new endorsers include:
J. Walter Tejada, who in 2003 became the first Latino ever elected to a governing body in Virginia when he joined the Arlington County Board. Tejada is the founder and president of the Virginia Latino Leaders Council.
Dr. Elda Stanco Downey, founder of Roanoke Spanish and Executive Director of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network.
Paul Berry, Chair of the Virginia Latino Advisory Board.
"In the years I’ve known Sam, I’ve always been impressed with his knowledge of the different regions and people in our state. Whether in his home area of Roanoke, or serving with distinction in the General Assembly in Richmond, or on issues affecting diverse Virginians of every corner in our commonwealth, we can count on Sam’s leadership as our next Lt. Governor for an inclusive and optimistic future," said Tejada.
"Sam Rasoul has been a supporter and advocate for the Latino community, and an example of leadership for everyone involved in making Virginia a diverse, welcoming place. He is the voice we need in the Senate and will carry us on the ballot in November," said Berry.
Rasoul was previously endorsed by CASA in Action, the largest electoral immigrant rights organization in the mid-Atlantic, as well as Harrisonburg Vice Mayor Sal Romero and Roanoke City Counilwoman Vivian Sanchez-Jones.
Rasoul leads the race in Virginia endorsements with over 50 endorsements from Virginia elected officials and over 100 endorsements from Virginia community leaders and organizations.