Five House of Delegates Members and Statewide Activists Endorse Frontrunner Jason Miyares


Thursday March 25, 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 new endorsements. The endorsements show broad support in all corners of the Commonwealth and continues to prove that Miyares remains the clear frontrunner in the race for the Republican nomination.

Delegate Kathy Byron said, "Having served with Jason in the House, I know he’s a strong effective voice for law enforcement and victims’ rights. Jason is a conservative leader who will restore integrity and accountability to the Attorney General’s office and fight relentlessly to keep violent criminals off our streets."

Delegate Danny Marshall said, "Jason is a true Conservative leader that will enforce the Rule of Law and work with us to fight the progressive agenda."

Bruce Hartwick, Bedford Town Council, said, "I support Jason Miyares for Attorney General because he will uphold our Conservative values and will stand with Law Enforcement. Jason is just the person we need to fight back against the one party rule in Richmond. With Jason, I believe Virginia will be a safer Commonwealth. He will be a good ally for the Town of Bedford."

See the full list:

Delegate Kathy Byron (R-22) [Counties of Bedford (part), Campbell (part), and Franklin (part); City of Lynchburg (part)]

Delegate Danny Marshall (R-14) [Counties of Henry (part) and Pittsylvania (part); City of Danville]

Delegate Michael Webert (R-14) [Counties of Culpeper (part), Fauquier (part), Rappahannock, and Warren (part)]

Delegate Tommy Wright (R-61) [Counties of Amelia, Cumberland, Lunenburg (part), Mecklenburg, and Nottoway]

Delegate Joe McNamara (R-8) [Counties of Craig, Montgomery (part), and Roanoke (part); City of Salem]

Steve Landes, Clerk of the Court, Augusta and Former Delegate [Counties of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham]

Bob Thomas, Former Delegate (R-28) [County of Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg (part)]

Chris Marston, Eastern Vice Chair, SCC

Nancy Dye, Western Vice Chair, SCC

Elizabeth Butler, 4th District Member, SCC

Michael Ginsburg, 11th District Member, SCC

Zack Thompson, 9th District Member, SCC

Cliff Dunn, 3rd District Member, SCC

Eric Brazeal, Brunswick GOP Chair

Marion Cockrell, Northumberland GOP Chair

Dale Hargrove Alderman, Hanover GOP Chair

Craig Orndorff, Former Shenandoah GOP Chair

Kim Mullins, Wise GOP Chair

Manny Rosales, Latino National Republican Coalition

Bruce Hartwick, Member, Bedford Town Council

Eric Maybech, Fauquier Co. Commissioner of Revenue

Preston Banks, Manassas Park Councilman

Alyson Satterwhite, Former Prince William County School Board

Ian Lovejoy, Former Manassas City Councilman

Ken Reid, former Loudoun Supervisor and Leesburg Town Councilmember, 2nd Vice Chair, Norfolk Republican Party

Eugene Delgaudio, former Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Sterling District

Sheriff Gary Parson, Lee County

Sheriff Blake Andis, Washington County

Saul Hernandez, Washington Board of Supervisors

Trish Moore, Washington Clerk of the Court

Bo Taylor, Scott Clerk of the Court

Lou Wallace, Russell County Board of Supervisors

Lorie Smith, Franklin County Supervisor

Mike Carter, Franklin County Supervisor

Don Sowder, Former Chesterfield Board of Supervisors (Midlothian District)

Delegate Jason Miyares said, "Thank you to all who are standing with me. It is time to get off the sidelines and get involved. Saving Virginia is worth it. My mission is to make Virginia Safe and Secure and end One Party Rule in Richmond."

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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.

These leaders join 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 Nick Freitas, (R-30) [Counties of Culpeper (part), Madison, and Orange]

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

Federal Endorsements

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

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

Christie Craig, Chesapeake School Board

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

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

John De Triquet, Vice Mayor, Chesapeake City

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

Shirley Forbes, Congressional Prayer Caucus

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

Buzz Hartman, Chair, Chesapeake NoDuh Patriots

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*

Alan Krasnoff, Clerk of the Court, Chesapeake City

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​

Victoria Proffitt, Chairman, Chesapeake School Board

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

Ashley Taylor, Former Deputy Attorney General of Virginia

Levin Turner, 4th District Member, State Central Committee

Carmen Williams, Member, Chesterfield County Republican Committee

Rick West, Mayor of Chesapeake

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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About Jason

Jason’s story begins with his mother, Miriam Maria Miyares, who fled communist Cuba in 1965 with only the clothes on her back. She legally immigrated to the United States and instilled in her three sons a passionate love of the freedom and democracy of America. Jason grew up in Virginia Beach and eventually graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, and the College of William & Mary School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. As a former criminal prosecutor in Virginia Beach, Jason prosecuted over 600 criminal cases and helped keep violent criminals off the streets. In November of 2015, he won election to the 82nd District for the House of Delegates as conservative Republican. He lives in Virginia Beach, with his wife Page Atkinson Miyares, owner of a third-generation family-owned small business.