FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, January 5, 2020
Jason Miyares Kicks Off Campaign With Strong Fundraising Start
In Campaign for Attorney General, Miyares Raises over
$240,000 In Less Than 30 Days
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - The Jason Miyares for Attorney General campaign today announced that he raised over $240,000 within the first 30 days of the campaign. From December 2 to December 31, the campaign raised $242,915 from over 200 donors with over $228,000 cash on hand, and has experienced great momentum and support from grassroots leaders across the Commonwealth.
In 2012, it took Democrat Mark Herring several months to raise over $256,000 with a little over $200,000 cash on hand in his first run for Attorney General. By comparison, Delegate Jason Miyares was able to raise his figure in less than 30 days.
“Jason Miyares is a dynamic conservative leader with a compelling message and great story about the American Dream” said Klarke Kilgore, campaign manager for the Miyares for Attorney General campaign. “Miyares has repeatedly won elections in a competitive suburban district where other Republicans have struggled, because he consistently stands for principles, he works hard, and he can raise the necessary resources needed to win. Virginia Republicans should rally around strong candidates like Jason who can actually be victorious in November, and stop our Party’s statewide losing streak. Now is the time to nominate proven winners.”
In the first 30 days of the campaign, Miyares has been endorsed by conservatives like former Virginia Society for Human Life President Louise D. Hartz, Delegates Rob Bell (R-Albemarle), Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Lee Ware (R-Powatan), Senators John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) and Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), and business leaders Ruble A. Hord III and Jeff McWaters among others. In the days ahead, Miyares will be announcing additional major endorsements.
About Jason Miyares
Jason’s story begins with his mother, Miriam Maria Miyares, who fled communist Cuba in 1965 with only the clothes on her back. She legally immigrated to the United States and instilled in her three sons a passionate love of the freedom and democracy of America. Jason grew up in Virginia Beach, attended public schools and eventually graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, and the College of William & Mary School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. As a former criminal prosecutor in Virginia Beach, Jason has prosecuted over 600 criminal cases and helped keep violent criminals off the streets. In November of 2015, he won election to the 82nd District for the House of Delegates as conservative Republican. He lives in Virginia Beach, with his wife Page Atkinson Miyares, owner of a third-generation family owned small business. On December 2, Miyares announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General.