FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Former Governor George Allen Endorses Jason Miyares for Attorney General
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Former Governor George Allen and his wife, former First Lady Susan Allen, today announced their endorsement of Delegate Jason Miyares to be Virginia’s next Attorney General. Allen served as the 67th Governor of Virginia from 1994 to 1998 and as a United States Senator from Virginia from 2001 to 2007.
“Jason Miyares and his family are the living embodiment of the American Dream in our Meritocracy where everyone has an equal opportunity to work hard and succeed,” said George Allen. “Jason strongly believes in the foundational values and proven policies that will provide all the people of Virginia good job opportunities, better education, and safe communities in every region.”
George Allen continued, “For over 20 years, Jason has been a close teammate and I've seen his genuine passion for free people, free enterprise, and a consistently respectful manner. I truly believe Jason will protect law abiding citizens, support victims of crime, and hold violent felons accountable for their crimes while making Virginia a better place to live, learn, work, and raise our families. Jason is the new generation of honest, common sense conservative leadership in Virginia. Republicans and all Virginians should rally around candidates like Jason Miyares because he is a steady, responsible conservative leader of whom we can be proud. And with his authentic, considerable talent, Jason can actually Win, as he has done many times in a suburban region of our state. Susan and I are proud to endorse Jason Miyares to be the next Attorney General of Virginia."
“It is humbling to have the support of George Allen, one of Virginia’s most consequential and beloved Governors," said Jason Miyares "From welfare reform to parole abolition to leading the economic revival known as the Virginia Renaissance, George Allen was a conservative reformer with results who always led from the front. I’m honored to have both George and Susan Allen’s support for my campaign for Attorney General.”
In the first thirty days of his campaign, Jason Miyares raised more money than Democrat Mark Herring did in five months when he first announced for Attorney General and has secured dozens of endorsements from conservative grassroots activists, elected officials, Unit Chairmen, State Central Committee Chairs, and former statewide elected officials.
Miyares has received endorsements from Virginia Society for Human Life President Louise D. Hartz; Virginia Beach Republican Committee Chairman Bill Curtis; Delegates Rob Bell (R-Albemarle), Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), and Lee Ware (R-Powatan); Fairfax City Councilman Sang Yi; and Senators John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) and Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), among others. In the days ahead, Miyares will be announcing additional major endorsements.
About Jason Miyares:
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, attended public schools 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 has 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. On December 2, Miyares announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General.