Governor Bob McDonnell Endorses Jason Miyares

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Contact: 757-699-1776


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Today, former Governor Bob McDonnell endorsed Jason Miyares for Attorney General. Governor McDonnell also served as the 44th Attorney General of Virginia and was a member of the House of Delegates, representing Virginia Beach. The campaign of former Virginia Beach Prosecutor and Delegate Jason Miyares also announces additional Virginia Beach endorsements.


Statement from Governor Bob McDonnell:


"Jason Miyares is a principled, conservative leader who cares about people and gets results. As a former prosecutor, he will make public safety and victims' rights his top priority. As a conservative legislator, he is a passionate advocate for Life, Freedom, and Opportunity. He will be a highly effective Attorney General for the people."


Additional Virginia Beach Endorsements:


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

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

Mayor Bobby Dyer, Mayor, Virginia Beach

Ken Longo, Former Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Party

Vicky Manning, Member, Virginia Beach School Board

Tina Mapes, Former Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Party

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

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

Tom Bates, Chairman, Virginia Automobile Dealers Association

Diana Stooksbury, Former Secretary, Second District Republican Committee

Andrew Petrey, Secretary, Second District Republican Committee

Harvey Bryant, Former Commonwealth's Attorney, Virginia Beach

Cindy Free, Campaign Chair, VFRW*

Leigh Henderson, Treasurer, Virginia Beach City

Jim Wood, Member, Virginia Beach City Council


Previously announced Virginia Beach Endorsements:


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

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

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

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

Harshad Barot, Virginia Beach Minority Business Council

Harvey Bryant, Former Commonwealth’s Attorney, Virginia Beach

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

Belinda Dexter, VFRW, 2nd District Chair

Dennis Free, 35 year law enforcement veteran of the Virginia Beach Police Department and the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office

Commodore Kenny Golden, Former Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Party

John Moss, Virginia Beach Councilman

Colin Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Virginia Beach

Tina Sinnen, Republican Clerk of the Court, Virginia Beach


Jason Miyares said “I am honored to have the endorsement of Bob McDonnell who has a lifetime of service to the Commonwealth as a former prosecutor, Delegate, Attorney General and Governor. During his time as Governor, he was a champion for job creation and emphasized public safety for all Virginians. As your Attorney General, I will stand with law enforcement and work to build a safe and secure Virginia. Thank you to Governor McDonnell and so many Virginia Beach elected leaders and grassroots activists supporting my campaign for the Great Virginia Comeback."


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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.


Governor McDonnell 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 Mark Earley


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 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]

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:

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, 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, 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

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*

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

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

Penny Young Nance, President, Concerned Women for America*

Nicholas Proffitt, Chair, Chesapeake Republican Party​

Chuck Slemp, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Wise County

Colin Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Virginia Beach

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

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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