Jason Miyares Announces First Endorsements In Campaign for Attorney General

Delegate Rob Bell, Former GOP Candidate For Attorney General, Supports Miyares

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - The campaign of former Virginia Beach prosecutor and current State Delegate Jason Miyares today announced its first round of endorsements for his Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General next year against liberal Democrat Mark Herring.

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

Dennis Free, Chair, 2nd District Republican Committee

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

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

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

Bill Curtis, Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Committee

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

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

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

Now more than ever, we need a strong voice of reason as Virginia’s chief law enforcement officer, and Jason Miyares is the right conservative for this job,” said Delegate Bell. “For two terms, Mark Herring has used the Attorney General’s office to be an activist that creates law; we must get back to having an Attorney General that enforces the law.”

“I’m honored to have these fellow Republicans standing with our campaign to restore conservative leadership back to Richmond for a safe and secure Commonwealth,” said Miyares. “Today’s Democrat leadership in Richmond are not your father’s Democrats. They are more concerned about the rights of criminals than they are of victims. It’s time for change.”

On December 2, Miyares announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General. Since then, he has secured dozens of endorsements from elected officials, Unit Chairmen, State Central Committee Chairs, former statewide elected officials and conservative activists. These additional endorsements will be announced in the days and weeks ahead.