"I’m supporting Joel Griffin for State Senate because it’s critical for us to hold the line on the Democratic majority in the State Senate. I’ve worked with him on passing Gwyneth’s Law in honor of his daughter, so I know he’ll be ready on day one. We need Joel’s voice and vote so we can protect reproductive rights, expand voting rights, and stop MAGA attacks on our schools."
Governor Ralph Northam
Former Governor of Virginia
"I am endorsing Joel Griffin for the 27th State Senate District because he's the right candidate to win the seat in November. I look forward to serving with him after we retain the majority."
Senator Scott Surovell
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair
"I endorse Joel Griffin, to represent Stafford County in the State Senate race. Joel is a valuable leader who helped provide funding to small businesses affected by COVID-19 as well as in expanding broadband access to Virginians who need it most."
Dr. Pamela Yeung
Chairman, Stafford Board of Supervisors
"I got into this race because this community is my home, and I want to see it thrive for generations to come. My fellow Marine Corps brethren Joel Griffin is the only candidate in this race to carry on that mantle for our community. He demonstrates that service comes first and I look forward to working with him to win this seat for all hard working Virginians and Democrats in November."
Former Democratic Candidate for SD27
"We’re fortunate to have two good Democratic candidates vying for State Senate District 27. But when voters go to the polls on June 20th, they should cast their ballot for Democrat Joel Griffin. He’s my choice and the only candidate in this primary who can win in November, ensuring we hold the line on the Democratic majority in the State Senate and flip the House of Delegates. Joel will lead our ticket to victory in November."
Delegate Joshua Cole
House of Delegates District 65
"State Senate District 27 is one of the critical seats we need to hold the line on the Democratic majority in the State Senate. That's why I am supporting Joel Griffin, the only candidate who will ensure our Democratic majorities will protect Reproductive Rights for all, expand voting rights, and stop MAGA attacks on our schools. I look forward to campaigning with him to win this seat in November."
Mayor Levar Stoney
Mayor of Richmond, Virginia
“The Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades are excited to announce our endorsement of Joel Griffin for State Senate. He’s the candidate who embodies our values; supporting our workers, creating economic growth and maintaining a safe work force.”
Political Director, Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association
"I am endorsing Joel Griffin for State Senate District 27 because he’s the best candidate to win this district. There’s a new generation of leaders coming to the Senate next session and Joel’s background in business and his service to the country in the Marine Corps will give Senate Democrats fresh perspective and new vision."
Democratic Caucus Chair
"As a tenured Senator and Majority leader, I know we must pass the torch to a new generation of leaders who embody Virginia's core values. Marine veteran and small Business owner Joel Griffin does so perfectly. It's now time for Democrats in Senate District 27 to coalesce around him as we work to win this seat for our party in November. Joel’s the kind of Democrat that everyone can rally behind and I look forward to calling him Senator."
Democratic Majority Leader
"Joel is a pragmatist who understands that great ideas can originate from lots of people, thus, he will work across-the-aisle to make the greater Fredericksburg area that he serves become the-best place in the Commonwealth of Virginia to live, work, and conduct business."
Former Chair, Stafford County Democratic Committee
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