Former Attorney General Mark Earley Endorses Jason Miyares


Friday, January 22, 2021

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Former Attorney General Mark Earley Endorses Jason Miyares for Attorney General

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Former Attorney General Mark Earley announced his endorsement of Delegate Jason Miyares to be Virginia’s next Attorney General. Earley served as the 40th Attorney General from 1998-2001. After leaving office, he became President of Prison Fellowship, a nonprofit dedicated to delivering ministry to prisoners and their families.

Former Attorney General Mark Earley released the following statement:

"Having served as Attorney General, I know what it takes to be successful and am proud to support Jason Miyares. As a former prosecutor, he was on the front line protecting our communities and in the General Assembly has been a leader in supporting the safety and security for our citizens. He remains a passionate advocate for freedom and opportunity for our Commonwealth. Jason Miyares will be a fantastic conservative advocate for Virginia, and I am proud to support him." -Mark Earley, Former Attorney General of Virginia

“Mark Earley has long been recognized as a conservative leader in the Commonwealth and an exemplary Attorney General. As Attorney General, he was an advocate for all of Virginia, and after leaving the post, the compassion he showed in his work with Prison Fellowship was admirable. I am honored to have his full support and confidence.” -Delegate Jason Miyares

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.

Attorney General Earley joins the growing list of endorsements for Jason Miyares:

Statewide Elected Officials:

Governor George Allen, Former Governor of Virginia

House of Delegates:

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

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

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)]

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

Delegate Jay Leftwich, (R-78) [City of Chesapeake (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 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:

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]

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

Other Republican Leaders:

David Botkins, Executive Committee, Henrico Republican Committee

Pamela Brown, Former Chair, Norfolk Republican Committee

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

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

Belinda Dexter, VFRW, 2nd District Chair

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

Dennis Free, Chair, 2nd District Republican Committee

Commodore Kenny Golden, Past Chairman, 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

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

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

Robb Stubbs, Chairman, Northampton Republican Committee

Tina Sinnen, Republican Clerk of the Court, Virginia Beach

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

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

Carmen Williams, Member, Chesterfield County Republican Committee

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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.