FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, July 15th, 2021
REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL JASON MIYARES ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING JUNE FINANCE NUMBER
VIRGINIA BEACH -- The Miyares for Virginia campaign raised more than $484,000 during the June finance period - the largest amount any Republican candidate for Attorney General in Virginia has ever raised during the June period.
“I’m humbled by the depth and breadth of support our campaign has received since securing the nomination this May. This fundraising number is a result of the energy surrounding our campaign,” said Jason Miyares. “As I’ve said before, this year is different. Virginians have had eight years of Mark Herring’s failed leadership and now with our highest murder rate this century, it’s clear that Virginia needs a new Top Cop. This November’s elections are competitive and Virginians are ready to replace a politician with a prosecutor whose focus is public safety, not politics."
About Jason Miyares
Jason Miyares is the first Latino nominated by either political party for statewide office in Virginia history. If elected, he would be only the third minority, and first Latino, elected in the Commonwealth.
Jason Miyares was born and raised in Virginia. He graduated from Salem High School in Virginia Beach, James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and earned his law degree from William & Mary where he served on the Honor Council.
Following law school, Jason Miyares served as a prosecutor in Virginia Beach where he had a greater than 90% conviction rate.
Jason Miyares was elected to the House of Delegates in 2015 and has served on the Court of Justice committee during his time in the General Assembly. During this past legislative session Jason was a vocal opponent and led the fight against the death penalty repeal.
Jason Miyares gets his inspiration to serve from his mother, Miriam Maria Miyares, who fled communist Cuba in 1965 as a teenager with nothing but the clothes on her back and no idea where her next meal would come from. She legally immigrated to the United States and instilled in her three sons a passionate love of the freedom and democracy of America. Above all, his mother’s story of losing everything she owned to the horrors of socialism taught Jason Miyares firsthand the truth of Ronald Reagan’s maxim that “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction… it must be fought for, protected and handed on….”