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Letter: Support for the Democratic ticket

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I consider Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring to be some of the finest people I know. The same is true of Sheila Crowley and her husband, Kent Willis. To believe the attack ads against them is completely absurd.

Ralph has served us well, whether as our state senator or lieutenant governor. He was president of the Honor Council at Virginia Military Institute, an Army doctor who treated our injured troops during the First Gulf War, a pediatric neurologist at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, and even was head of a hospice program for children.

Justin Fairfax, with the help of his family, was able to overcome a rough start from a broken home in a tough neighborhood. He and his siblings were all able to graduate from college. Justin graduated from Duke University and became a federal prosecutor. He now is fighting to help reform the school-to-prison pipeline. His story could have had a much sadder outcome.

Mark Herring is ...

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