FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Statement from Jason Miyares' Campaign on the First Attorney General Debate
Jason Miyares' Campaign issued the following statement:
“There’s little doubt that Jason Miyares won today’s first Attorney General debate. Mark Herring failed miserably to defend his own record as Attorney General. Jason Miyares proved to Virginians that his vision for the Attorney General’s office will make Virginia safer. Taking on two term liberal Mark Herring in a debate, Jason stressed the need for the Attorney General to be Virginia’s Top Cop and focus the office on public safety.
Pointing out Herring’s failed leadership time and time again, Jason reminded voters of Herring’s role in the Virginia Parole Board coverup where the Northam/Herring administration turned a blind eye to the constant violations of law in releasing violent offenders back into our streets. Jason offered the voters a real choice this November—the voters can accept Herring’s criminal first/victim last mentality, or the voters can chart a new course where violent offenders remain behind bars where they belong.”
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….”