Congressman Randy Forbes and Chesapeake Leaders Endorse Jason Miyares

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - The campaign of former Virginia Beach prosecutor and current State Delegate Jason Miyares continued to build momentum as his campaign announced Former Congressman Randy Forbes and Chesapeake leaders endorsed him for the Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General. Randy Forbes served Virginia as Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, Delegate, State Senator, and Member of Congress. Congressman Forbes served a district that extended from South Hampton Roads to Chesterfield in Congress from 2001 to 2017.


New Chesapeake Endorsements:


Congressman Randy Forbes, Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (VA-4)

Shirley Forbes, Congressional Prayer Caucus

Nancy Parr, Commonwealth's Attorney, Chesapeake City

Rick West, Mayor of Chesapeake

Levin Turner, 4th District Member, State Central Committee

Alan Krasnoff, Clerk of the Court, Chesapeake City

John De Triquet, Vice Mayor, Chesapeake City

Christie Craig, Chesapeake School Board

Victoria Proffitt, Chairman, Chesapeake School Board

Buzz Hartman, Chair, Chesapeake NoDuh Patriots


Previously announced Chesapeake Endorsements:


Attorney General Mark Earley, Former Attorney General of Virginia and Former State Senator from Chesapeake

Delegate Barry Knight (R-81) [Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part)]

Delegate Jay Leftwich (R-78) [City of Chesapeake (part)]

Senator John Cosgrove (R-14) [Cities of Chesapeake (part), Virginia Beach (part), Counties Isle of Wight (part), Southampton (part), Franklin City (part), Portsmouth City (part), Suffolk City (part)]

Nicholas Proffitt, Chair, Chesapeake Republican Party​

Carole de Triquet, Member, Republican State Central Committee – 3rd District, Past Chairman, Chesapeake Republican Committee


Statement from Congressman Randy Forbes:


"I have known Jason for two decades and have always known him to be a principled conservative. He is on the front lines fighting against one party rule in Richmond. Jason represents the future of our party because he can expand our outreach across Virginia. He has my full support."


Statement from Commonwealth's Attorney Nancy Parr:


"Jason Miyares will be ready on day one to be the next Attorney General. With his background as a prosecutor, he will work with us to make sure our neighborhoods are safe. He stands with our law enforcement officers and victims of crime. He will make an outstanding Attorney General."


Jason Miyares said “I am honored to have so much support in Chesapeake. Congressman Forbes and Shirley Forbes are a dear friends and it is humbling to have their endorsement. Congressman Forbes was a Conservative icon in Washington, founding the Congressional Prayer Caucus. Thank you to all Chesapeake leaders, and I look forward to working toward my mission of making Virginia safe and secure as your next Attorney General."


To become a Delegate to the RPV Convention for Jason, click here


On December 2, Miyares announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General. In one month, Miyares raised more than $250,000. He has the highest percentage of in-state donors in the race for Attorney General. Miyares has secured dozens of endorsements from elected officials, Unit Chairmen, State Central Committee Chairs, former statewide elected officials, and conservative activists. Miyares is building solid levels of support from all regions of the Commonwealth, including Richmond, Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, the Valley, and Hampton Roads. Additional endorsements will be announced in the days and weeks ahead.


Congressman Randy Forbes joins the growing list of endorsements for Jason Miyares:


Statewide Elected Officials:

Governor George Allen, Former Governor of Virginia

Morton Blackwell, Republican National Committeeman from Virginia

Attorney General Mark Earley, Former Attorney General of Virginia

Governor Bob McDonnell, Former Governor of Virginia


House of Delegates:

Delegate Terry Austin (R-19) [Counties of Alleghany, Bedford (part), and Botetourt (part); City of Covington]

Delegate John Avoli (R-20) [Counties of Augusta (part), Highland, and Nelson (part); Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro]

Delegate Rob Bell (R-58) [Counties of Albemarle (part), Fluvanna (part), Greene, and Rockingham (part)]

Delegate Robert Bloxom (R-100) [Counties of Accomack and Northampton; Cities of Norfolk (part) and Virginia Beach (part)]

Delegate Emily Brewer (R-64) [Counties of Isle of Wight, Prince George (part) and Surry; City of Suffolk (part]

Delegate Jeff Campbell (R-6) [Counties of Carroll, Smyth (part), and Wythe]

Delegate Ronnie Campbell, (R-24) [Counties of Amherst (part), Augusta (part), Bath, and Rockbridge; Cities of Buena Vista and Lexington]

Delegate Mark Cole (R-88) [Counties of Fauquier (part), Spotsylvania (part), and Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg (part)]

Delegate Matt Fariss (R-59) [Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell (part) and Nelson (part)]

Peter Farrell, (R-56) Former member of the House of Delegates [Counties of Goochland (part), Henrico (part), Louisa, and Spotsylvania (part)]

Delegate Buddy Fowler, (R-55) [Counties of Caroline (part), Hanover (part), and Spotsylvania (part)]

Leader Todd Gilbert (R-15) [Counties of Page, Rockingham (part), Shenandoah, and Warren (part)]

Rocky Holcomb, (R-85) Former Member of the House of Delegates [City of Virginia Beach (part)]

Delegate Terry Kilgore (R-1) [Counties of Lee, Scott, and Wise (part); City of Norton]

Delegate Barry Knight (R-81) [Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part)]

Colonel Scott Lingamfelter, (R-31) Former Member of the House of Delegates [Counties of Fauquier (part) and Prince William (part)]

Delegate Jay Leftwich (R-78) [City of Chesapeake (part)]

Randy Minchew, (R-10) Former Member of the House of Delegates [Counties of Clarke (part), Frederick (part), and Loudoun (part)]

Delegate Israel O'Quinn (R-5) [Counties of Grayson, Smyth (part), and Washington (part); Cities of Bristol]

Delegate Bobby Orrock, (R-54) [Counties of Caroline (part) and Spotsylvania (part)]

Delegate Charlie Poindexter (R-9) [Counties of Franklin (part), Henry (part) and Patrick]

Delegate Margaret Ransone (R-99th) [Counties of Caroline (part), King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland]

Delegate Nick Rush (R-7) [Counties of Floyd, Montgomery (part), and Pulaski (part)]

Delegate Wendell Walker (R-23) [Counties of Amherst (part) and Bedford (part); City of Lynchburg (part)]

Delegate Will Wampler (R-4 [Counties of Dickenson, Russell (part), Washington (part), and Wise (part)]

Delegate Lee Ware (R-58) [Counties of Chesterfield (part), Powhatan, Fluvanna (part), and Goochland (part)]

Delegate Tony Wilt (R-26) [Counties of Rockingham (part); City of Harrisonburg]


State Senators:

Bill Carrico, Former State Senator (R-40)

Senator John Cosgrove (R-14) [Cities of Chesapeake (part), Virginia Beach (part), Counties Isle of Wight (part), Southampton (part), Franklin City (part), Portsmouth City (part), Suffolk City (part)]

Senator Bill DeSteph (R-8) [City of Virginia Beach]

Ken Stolle, Sheriff, Virginia Beach and Former State Senator (R-8)

Steve Martin, Former State Senator (R-11) (Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Amelia)

Jeff McWaters, Former State Senator (R-8) (Virginia Beach) and Founder and former CEO of Amerigroup


Republican Leaders:

John T. Atkinson, Former Treasurer, Virginia Beach City and Chairman of “No Light Rail” Committee

Tom Bates, Chairman, Virginia Automobile Dealers Association

David Botkins, Executive Committee, Henrico Republican Committee

Pamela Brown, Former Chair, Norfolk Republican Committee

Harvey Bryant, Former Commonwealth’s Attorney, Virginia Beach

John Brownlee, Former United States Attorney, Western District of Virginia

Tanner Campbell, Student Freedom Caucus

Curtis D. Colgate, Former Chairman, 2nd District Republican Committee and RPV Finance Committee

Chuck Cunningham, Former Political Director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action

Bob Deeds, Former Sheriff of Williamsburg-James City County

Belinda Dexter, 2nd District Chair, VFRW

Cliff Dunn, Member, State Central Committee – 3rd District, former Chairman, Newport News Republican Committee

Bobby Dyer, Mayor, Virginia Beach

Cindy Free, Campaign Chair, VFRW*

Dennis Free, Chair, 2nd District Republican Committee

Commodore Kenny Golden, Former Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Party

Elaine Hanger, Former Secretary, Chesterfield County Republican Committee

Louise D. Hartz, Former President, Virginia Society for Human Life

Chaz W. Haywood, Republican Clerk of the Court, Rockingham County

Leigh Henderson, Treasurer, Virginia Beach City

Supervisor Pat Herrity, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Colleen Holcomb, President, Eagle Forum*

Ruble A. Hord, III, Former Member, RPV Finance Committee

Chuck James, Former Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia

DJ Jordan, Former Vice Chair of Prince William County Republican Committee

Gregg Keller, Former Executive Director, Faith & Freedom Coalition*

Ken Longo, Former Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Party

Laura Logie, 2018 Republican Party of Virginia Volunteer of the Year

Vicky Manning, Member, Virginia Beach School Board

Tina Mapes, Former Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Party

Patrick McCranie, Sheriff, Lancaster County

John Moss, Virginia Beach Councilman

Joe Murray, Former Candidate for State Senate (39th District) and Former Senior Advisor to Congressman Steve Scalise

Bruce Myers, Chair, Republican Professional Network and former Chair, 2nd District Republican Committee

Penny Young Nance, President, Concerned Women for America*

Andrew Petrey, Secretary, Second District Republican Committee

Nicholas Proffitt, Chair, Chesapeake Republican Party​

Chuck Slemp, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Wise County

Colin Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Virginia Beach

Diana Stooksbury, Former Secretary, Second District Republican Committee

Rob Stubbs, Chair, Northampton Republican Committee

Tina Sinnen, Clerk of the Court, Virginia Beach

Mauricio Tamargo, Member, Republican State Central Committee, 11th District (Fairfax)

Ashley Taylor, Former Deputy Attorney General of Virginia

Carole de Triquet, Member, Republican State Central Committee – 3rd District, Past Chairman, Chesapeake Republican Committee

Carmen Williams, Member, Chesterfield County Republican Committee

Jim Wood, Member, Virginia Beach City Council

Sang Yi, Fairfax City Councilman


*Note that organization names are for identification purposes only and do not imply endorsement of those organizations.

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