Four Justin Fairfax Staffers Quit After Second Sexual-Assault Accusation

Two of the three government staffers working for Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax and two employees of his political action committee resigned after he was accused of sexual assault by a second woman. His staff is now made up of his communications director Lauren Burke, who remains employed by his PAC and Larry Roberts, his chief of staff, who is a state employee. Fairfax’s policy director and scheduling director resigned, along with Dave Mills, the executive director of Faifax’s PAC, We Rise Together, and Courtney McCargo, a fundraiser for the PAC. Mills is the husband of state Senator Jennifer McClellan, who is considered a strong contender to replace Fairfax should he step down. In addition to being lieutenant governor, Fairfax is also a lawyer at the firm Morrison & Foerster, which has placed him on paid leave.