Elizabeth Guzman suspends campaign for Lt. Governor

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The bill, introduced by Del. Elizabeth R. Guzman (D-Prince William), would require businesses with more than 25 employees to give two weeks of paid leave to workers who contract COVID-19 or who need to take care of family members with the virus. Del. Guzman, opens her laptop during the House session at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Richmond, Va.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Elizabeth Guzman (D-31st District) has announced on social media that she has suspended her campaign for Virginia’s lieutenant governor.

“After reviewing yesterday’s campaign finance reports, I have made the difficult decision to suspend our historic campaign to focus on the House of Delegates race. From the bottom of my heart, I am so profoundly grateful to all the people who believed in me and supported me.”

Elizabeth Guzman

Guzman began her career in politics in 2006 “as an activist fighting Corey Stewart’s efforts to bring the 287(g) partnership with ICE to Prince William County,” according to her website.

Guzman resides in Dale City, south of the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Still running in the race for lieutenant governor are:

  • Del. Hala Ayala
  • Del. Mark Levine
  • Del. Sam Rasoul
  • Sean Perryman
  • Andria McClellan
  • Xavier Warren

To read the full statement from Guzman, click here.

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