December 10, 2008
L. F. Payne, the former Congressman from Virginia’s 5th district and chairman of Mark Warner’s successful gubernatorial campaign, announced his endorsement of Delegate Brian Moran for Governor in 2009 on Wednesday.
L. F. Payne was joined by his wife, Susan, a small business owner in Charlottesville, in making the endorsement. Payne cited Moran’s "proven record of leadership in Virginia, his commitment to economic competitiveness, and record of results in partnership with Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine."
This is the fourth major endorsement during Moran’s “Virginia Values Tour” which included major endorsements in Martinsville last week.
Payne is the former Congressman from the 5th Congressional District which includes Charlottesville, Virginia, and was Chairman of Mark Warner’s gubernatorial campaign in 2001. He is currently the President of McGuireWoods Consulting. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and currently serves on the University of Virginia Board of Visitors.