FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Statement from Jason Miyares on Winning the GOP Nomination for Attorney General
Jason Miyares, the Republican nominee for Attorney General issued the following statement following the conclusion of the RPV Convention vote count:
“I am honored to have earned the trust and support from voters all across the Commonwealth. Now the movement continues to restore integrity to the Office of Attorney General by replacing Mark Herring with a leader who will focus on keeping violent criminals behind bars, supporting our law enforcement officers, and keeping our neighborhoods safe. The Attorney General should be focused on enforcing the law fairly, not using the office to push a partisan political agenda. Over the last eight years we have seen what the scandal plagued Attorney General has tried to do to advance his personal political agenda and the voters of Virginia believe it is time to restore honor to the office and bring a check and balance to state government. As Attorney General I will use my experience as a prosecutor to keep violent criminals off our streets, enforce our law fairly and impartially, and defend the constitution of Virginia and the United States.”
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 from where her next meal would come. 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….”
For more information about the campaign or to arrange an interview, please contact Klarke Kilgore, Campaign Manager at: KlarkeKilgore@gmail.com