Justin E. Fairfax – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for Attorney General, Virginia

Democratic Party of Virginia
PO Box 2444Springfield VA 22152
(703) 239-3513
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Justin, the youngest of four children, was raised by his mother, Charlene Fairfax, and his maternal grandparents in Northeast Washington, D.C. Justin and Cerina have a son, Cameron (3-years-old), and a daughter, Carys (2-years-old). The Fairfax family resides in Northern Virginia.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Justin worked in the Washington, D.C. office of the prestigious international law firm WilmerHale LLP where his legal practice focused primarily on white-collar crime and complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald B. Lee at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in the Alexandria Division. Justin served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia – one of the nation’s premier offices – in the Major Crimes and Narcotics Unit of the Alexandria Division.

Between college and law school, he worked as the Briefing Coordinator for Mrs. Tipper Gore at the national headquarters of the Gore/Lieberman 2000 Presidential Campaign,

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Fairfax family has made it a priority to give back, endowing the Justin E. and Cerina W. Fairfax Opportunity Scholarship at Duke University.

Justin has been heavily involved in leadership through service at his alma mater, Duke University. He was elected to serve a three-year term on the Duke University Board of Trustees. Also, Justin has twice been appointed by the President of Duke University to sit for a three-year term on the Board of Visitors for the Sanford School of Public Policy. In these positions, Justin has worked alongside some of the country’s preeminent business, political, and academic figures to set strategic goals for Duke University, its schools, and the Duke University Health System.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Justin’s accomplishments have been recognized and written about in media outlets, including The Washington Post. Justin has also been invited to speak on numerous occasions on professional panels and at schools. Most recently, Justin delivered the 2012 Commencement Address at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. for his alma mater DeMatha Catholic High School.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Justin graduated from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy Studies, and was selected as the class graduation speaker for the Sanford School of Public Policy. Following his graduation from Duke and several years working in public service, Justin attended Columbia Law School as a recipient of the Wien Scholarship. At Columbia Law, Justin was selected to the prestigious Columbia Law Review. He was also an active member of the Black Law Students Association.

Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office

I am running for Virginia Attorney General because Virginia’s families and businesses deserve an Attorney General who will focus full-time on protecting them in their communities and in the economic marketplace while they work hard every day to achieve the American dream.

www.justinfairfax.com (05/19/2013)

Achievements If Elected

Justin will aggressively address the housing crisis by enforcing the laws and fighting for more tools to protect homeowners.

Justin will work to keep children and seniors safe in their homes and neighborhoods.

Justin will protect small businesses from fraud and financial crimes, violent crimes, and unnecessary regulations.

Justin will fight for transparency, fairness, and affordability in the student lending market.

www.justinfairfax.com (05/19/2013)

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