FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, July 16th, 2021
ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE JASON MIYARES OUTRAISES INCUMBENT MARK HERRING
VIRGINIA BEACH -- The June finance results are in - Republican challenger Jason Miyares significantly outraised his opponent, two-term incumbent Mark Herring. Miyares outraised Attorney General Herring both overall and in straight cash contributions and has more than double the cash on hand than Herring. Additionally, Delegate Miyares outperformed Attorney General Herring in the total number of donors and the total raised from low-dollar donors.
“The energy surrounding the Republican ticket and the old school, establishment liberal elites is night and day. Virginians are ready for a change in Richmond and outraising the incumbent Attorney General proves that” said Jason Miyares. “Attorney General Mark Herring has had eight years to push his criminal first, victim last mentality in Virginia. With our murder rate at a two-decade high and Herring's inability to separate partisan politics from the Attorney General’s office, it has become clear to Virginians that Mark Herring has failed in his job as Virginia's Top Cop. Voters are hungry for a prosecutor, not a politician to serve as Attorney General. By outraising Mark Herring, our campaign has proven not only to be competitive but that we have motivation and momentum behind us from both sides of the aisle.”
About Jason Miyares
Jason Miyares is the first Latino nominated by either political party for statewide office in Virginia history. If elected, he would be only the third minority, and first Latino, elected in the Commonwealth.
Jason Miyares was born and raised in Virginia. He graduated from Salem High School in Virginia Beach, James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and earned his law degree from William & Mary where he served on the Honor Council.
Following law school, Jason Miyares served as a prosecutor in Virginia Beach where he had a greater than 90% conviction rate.
Jason Miyares was elected to the House of Delegates in 2015 and has served on the Court of Justice committee during his time in the General Assembly. During this past legislative session Jason was a vocal opponent and led the fight against the death penalty repeal.
Jason Miyares gets his inspiration to serve from his mother, Miriam Maria Miyares, who fled communist Cuba in 1965 as a teenager with nothing but the clothes on her back and no idea where her next meal would come from. She legally immigrated to the United States and instilled in her three sons a passionate love of the freedom and democracy of America. Above all, his mother’s story of losing everything she owned to the horrors of socialism taught Jason Miyares firsthand the truth of Ronald Reagan’s maxim that “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction… it must be fought for, protected and handed on….”