ROANOKE - In a growing chorus of support, leading Democrats are endorsing Peter Volosin in the June 12th Democratic Primary. The primary will decide who will face off against Republican Ben Cline in November’s congressional election.
Senator John Edwards, Vice-Mayor Joe Cobb, Roanoke City Councilwoman Djuna Osborne, Roanoke County Clerk of Circuit Court Steve McGraw, Delegate Mark Levine, Senator Adam Ebbin, Roanoke City Council candidate Robert Jeffrey Jr., and Delegate candidate Angela Lynn have all endorsed Volosin.
Peter Volosin also has the endorsement of national and statewide organizations including SMART Union Transportation Division, Run with Pride, 90for90, VABADAN and LEAP-Forward.
Senator John Edwards: “Peter Volosin stands out as a candidate for the 6th Congressional District...His career has been working to improve the lives of other people and build a stronger economy. He supports higher wages, improved health care, improved transportation and building better communities...I believe Peter will well represent the hard working families in the 6th Congressional District." Video interview with John Edwards here: https://www.votevolosin.com/endorsements
Joe Cobb, Vice-Mayor, Roanoke: “I’m honored to support Peter Volosin for the democratic nomination for Virginia’s 6th District. He was born and raised in Roanoke. He has a background as an EMT, union organizer, and an economic planner. He shares my values of accessibility, advocacy, and action. Peter listens and his decisions will be informed by regular input from all of us. He and his campaign have been talking to voters up and down the district about the issues that matter most to them, like healthcare, small business, and public transportation. Peter is also committed to equality in the 6th District and if he is elected, he will be the first openly gay person to represent Virginia in Congress. I encourage you to get out and vote in the Democratic primary on June 12!”
Djuna Osborne, Roanoke City Councilwoman: “I’m endorsing Peter Volosin because he’s the fresh voice that Roanoke needs working for us in Congress. The 6th Congressional district needs real representation - someone who will fight for inclusive, forward-looking policies at the federal level.”
Steve McGraw, Roanoke County Clerk: “Beyond a doubt, Peter Volosin is the most qualified person to run for Congress in the 6th District in years. As a union organizer, EMT, and now an economic planner, Peter has the experience we need. In all he does, Peter exemplifies honesty, fairness, and thoughtfulness. Peter will use those qualities to bring progress on jobs, healthcare and infrastructure development to the Blue Ridge. Those qualities will also serve him when he reaches across the aisle. We need a Fresh Start in the Blue Ridge. Peter Volosin is that Fresh Start.”
Robert Jeffrey Jr., former candidate for Roanoke CIty Council: “Peter is by far the best choice for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District. His commitment to expanding economic opportunity, making healthcare affordable and accessible for all, expanding broadband and equipping our teachers and public school systems so our region’s children can become world-class citizens make him the right choice for the 6th district.
SMART Union Transportation Division: “As a former union organizer, Peter’s been on the front lines fighting for workers’ rights. He impressed our membership with his knowledge of the issues facing our industry and his vision for the future. In Congress, we know he will be in our corner, fighting for unions. We are getting on board Peter’s campaign and look forward to having this advocate for workers’ rights in Washington.”
Virginia Anti-Bullying And Discrimination Action Network (VABADAN): “VABADAN is proud to unanimously endorse Peter Volosin. Mr. Volosin supports increased funding for public schools and has stated commitment to equality and diversity and to ensure that students are protected in inclusive environments no matter their color, creed, religion, LGBTQIA identifier, gender, gender identity, disability, or immigration status. This commitment to diversity and funding for education has given the members of the VABADAN endorsement committee hope that Mr. Volosin may be the champion needed to pioneer new legislation that would undo or stem the tidal wave of damage that the DeVos leadership of the Department of Education has created. Volosin has the background, education, and experience to effectively lead in Congress and fight on the most important education, healthcare, and immigration issues that stand in debate at this time. Additionally, Volosin is the only candidate in CD6 that has demonstrated understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and Every Student Succeeds Act and the importance that they have to those students with disabilities. His commitment to educate every child, and push for funding and improvement in urban school districts as well as rural districts will help provide opportunities and advancement for all students and end the school to prison pipeline.”