U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Endorses Jason Miyares


Friday, Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today proudly endorsed Jason Miyares in his campaign for Attorney General. Long known as a conservative leader and an unrelenting critic of the Chinese Communist Party, the Chavez/Maduro Socialist regime in Venezuela, as well as Communist Cuba, Senator Rubio has long been a champion of American Freedom and Liberties in his time serving in the U.S. Senate. Just four days ago, Senator Rubio was endorsed by President Trump in his re-election campaign to the U.S. Senate in Florida.

Senator Rubio said, "Jason Miyares is a proven leader who understands the challenges working moms and dads face. From the soaring cost of college and child care to the safety of our communities, Jason knows what it takes to make life better for Virginians. Security and opportunity are personal to Jason because his life, his values, and his work ethic were forged by his mother's desperate escape from Cuba. I am confident that his leadership will make Virginia a safer and more prosperous state, which is why I am proud to support Jason Miyares for Attorney General."

Delegate Jason Miyares said, "Senator Rubio has been an incredible ally over the years and I am so proud to have him stand with me in my race for Attorney General. Like Senator Rubio, our family stories have reminded us both of how fragile are the freedoms that have made America the greatest nation in the history of the world. As Virginia’s Attorney General, I want to ensure that we continue to enjoy the freedoms to live, work and raise a family under the light of American Liberty. Like Senator Rubio, I will always stand up and fight those who want to move Virginia towards a more progressive and socialist government."

To get involved with Jason's campaign for Attorney General, click here.

On December 2, Miyares announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General. In one month, Miyares raised more than $250,000. He has the highest percentage of in-state donors in the race for Attorney General. Miyares has secured endorsements from elected officials, Unit Chairmen, State Central Committee members, former statewide elected officials, and conservative activists. Miyares is building solid levels of support from all regions of the Commonwealth, including Richmond, Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, the Valley, and Hampton Roads. Additional endorsements will be announced in the days and weeks ahead.

Senator Rubio joins the growing list of endorsements for Jason Miyares:

Statewide Elected Officials:

Governor George Allen, Former Governor of Virginia

Morton Blackwell, Republican National Committeeman from Virginia

Attorney General Mark Earley, Former Attorney General of Virginia

Governor Bob McDonnell, Former Governor of Virginia

Federal Endorsements

Congressman Ben Cline, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (VA-6)

Congressman Randy Forbes, Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (VA-4)

Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (VA-6)

House of Delegates:

Delegate Terry Austin (R-19) [Counties of Alleghany, Bedford (part), and Botetourt (part); City of Covington]

Delegate John Avoli (R-20) [Counties of Augusta (part), Highland, and Nelson (part); Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro]

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

Delegate Robert Bloxom (R-100) [Counties of Accomack and Northampton; Cities of Norfolk (part) and Virginia Beach (part)]

Delegate Emily Brewer (R-64) [Counties of Isle of Wight, Prince George (part) and Surry; City of Suffolk (part]

Delegate Kathy Byron (R-22) [Counties of Bedford (part), Campbell (part), and Franklin (part); City of Lynchburg (part)]

Delegate Jeff Campbell (R-6) [Counties of Carroll, Smyth (part), and Wythe]

Delegate Ronnie Campbell, (R-24) [Counties of Amherst (part), Augusta (part), Bath, and Rockbridge; Cities of Buena Vista and Lexington]

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

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

Peter Farrell, (R-56) Former member of the House of Delegates [Counties of Goochland (part), Henrico (part), Louisa, and Spotsylvania (part)]

Delegate Nick Freitas, (R-30) [Counties of Culpeper (part), Madison, and Orange]

Delegate Buddy Fowler, (R-55) [Counties of Caroline (part), Hanover (part), and Spotsylvania (part)]

Leader Todd Gilbert (R-15) [Counties of Page, Rockingham (part), Shenandoah, and Warren (part)]

Rocky Holcomb, (R-85) Former Member of the House of Delegates [City of Virginia Beach (part)]

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

Delegate Barry Knight (R-81) [Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part)]

Steve Landes, Clerk of the Court, Augusta and Former Delegate [Counties of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham]

Colonel Scott Lingamfelter, (R-31) Former Member of the House of Delegates [Counties of Fauquier (part) and Prince William (part)]

Delegate Jay Leftwich (R-78) [City of Chesapeake (part)]

Delegate Danny Marshall (R-14) [Counties of Henry (part) and Pittsylvania (part); City of Danville]

Delegate Joe McNamara (R-8) [Counties of Craig, Montgomery (part), and Roanoke (part); City of Salem]

Randy Minchew, (R-10) Former Member of the House of Delegates [Counties of Clarke (part), Frederick (part), and Loudoun (part)]

Delegate Israel O'Quinn (R-5) [Counties of Grayson, Smyth (part), and Washington (part); Cities of Bristol]

Delegate Bobby Orrock, (R-54) [Counties of Caroline (part) and Spotsylvania (part)]

Delegate Charlie Poindexter (R-9) [Counties of Franklin (part), Henry (part) and Patrick]

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

Delegate Nick Rush (R-7) [Counties of Floyd, Montgomery (part), and Pulaski (part)]

Bob Thomas, Former Delegate (R-28) [County of Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg (part)]

Delegate Wendell Walker (R-23) [Counties of Amherst (part) and Bedford (part); City of Lynchburg (part)]

Delegate Will Wampler (R-4 [Counties of Dickenson, Russell (part), Washington (part), and Wise (part)]

Delegate Lee Ware (R-58) [Counties of Chesterfield (part), Powhatan, Fluvanna (part), and Goochland (part)]

Delegate Michael Webert (R-14) [Counties of Culpeper (part), Fauquier (part), Rappahannock, and Warren (part)]

Delegate Tony Wilt (R-26) [Counties of Rockingham (part); City of Harrisonburg]

Delegate Tommy Wright (R-61) [Counties of Amelia, Cumberland, Lunenburg (part), Mecklenburg, and Nottoway]

State Senators:

Bill Carrico, Former State Senator (R-40)

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)]

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

Ken Stolle, Sheriff, Virginia Beach and Former State Senator (R-8)

Steve Martin, Former State Senator (R-11) (Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Amelia)

Jeff McWaters, Former State Senator (R-8) (Virginia Beach) and Founder and former CEO of Amerigroup

Hampton Roads:

John T. Atkinson, Former Treasurer, Virginia Beach City and Chairman of “No Light Rail” Committee

Pamela Brown, Former Chair, Norfolk Republican Committee

Tom Bates, Chairman, Virginia Automobile Dealers Association

Harvey Bryant, Former Commonwealth’s Attorney, Virginia Beach

Curtis D. Colgate, Former Chairman, 2nd District Republican Committee and RPV Finance Committee

Christie Craig, Chesapeake School Board

Carole de Triquet, Member, Republican State Central Committee – 3rd District, Past Chairman, Chesapeake Republican Committee

John De Triquet, Vice Mayor, Chesapeake City

Bob Deeds, Former Sheriff of Williamsburg-James City County

Belinda Dexter, 2nd District Chair, VFRW

Cliff Dunn, Member, State Central Committee – 3rd District, former Chairman, Newport News Republican Committee

Bobby Dyer, Mayor, Virginia Beach

Shirley Forbes, Congressional Prayer Caucus

Cindy Free, Campaign Chair, VFRW*

Dennis Free, Chair, 2nd District Republican Committee

Commodore Kenny Golden, Former Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Party

Buzz Hartman, Chair, Chesapeake NoDuh Patriots

Leigh Henderson, Treasurer, Virginia Beach City

Colleen Holcomb, President, Eagle Forum*

Alan Krasnoff, Clerk of the Court, Chesapeake City

Ken Longo, Former Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Party

Vicky Manning, Member, Virginia Beach School Board

Tina Mapes, Former Chair, Virginia Beach Republican Party

John Moss, Virginia Beach Councilman

Bruce Meyers, Chair, Republican Professional Network and former Chair, 2nd District Republican Committee

Andrew Petrey, Secretary, Second District Republican Committee

Nicholas Proffitt, Chair, Chesapeake Republican Party

Victoria Proffitt, Chairman, Chesapeake School Board

Colin Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Virginia Beach

Diana Stooksbury, Former Secretary, Second District Republican Committee

Rob Stubbs, Chair, Northampton Republican Committee

Tina Sinnen, Clerk of the Court, Virginia Beach

Levin Turner, 4th District Member, State Central Committee

Rick West, Mayor of Chesapeake

Jim Wood, Member, Virginia Beach City Council

Northern Virginia:

Preston Banks, Manassas Park Councilman

Daniel P. Cortez, Trump Appointee and Vietnam War Hero

Chuck Cunningham, Former Political Director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action

Eugene Delgaudio, former Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Sterling District

Michael Ginsburg, 11th District Member, SCC

Supervisor Pat Herrity, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Chris Marston, Eastern Vice Chair, SCC

Gregg Keller, Former Executive Director, Faith & Freedom Coalition*

DJ Jordan, Former Vice Chair of Prince William County Republican Committee

Ian Lovejoy, Former Manassas City Councilman

Eric Maybech, Fauquier Co. Commissioner of Revenue

Joe Murray, Former Candidate for State Senate (39th District) and Former Senior Advisor to Congressman Steve Scalise

Penny Young Nance, President, Concerned Women for America*

Manny Rosales, Latino National Republican Coalition

Ken Reid, former Loudoun Supervisor and Leesburg Town Councilmember, 2nd Vice Chair, Norfolk Republican Party

Alyson Satterwhite, Former Prince William County School Board

Mauricio Tamargo, Member, Republican State Central Committee, 11th District

Sang Yi, Fairfax City Councilman

Central Virginia:

David Botkins, Executive Committee, Henrico Republican Committee

Elizabeth Butler, 4th District Member, SCC

Marion Cockrell, Northumberland GOP Chair

Dale Hargrove Alderman, Hanover GOP Chair

Elaine Hanger, Former Secretary, Chesterfield County Republican Committee

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

Ruble A. Hord, III, Former Member, RPV Finance Committee

Chuck James, Former Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia

Patrick McCranie, Sheriff, Lancaster County

Don Sowder, Former Chesterfield Board of Supervisors (Midlothian District)

Ashley Taylor, Former Deputy Attorney General of Virginia

Carmen Williams, Member, Chesterfield County Republican Committee

Valley/Western Virginia:

John Brownlee, Former United States Attorney, Western District of Virginia

Mike Carter, Franklin County Supervisor

Bruce Hartwick, Member, Bedford Town Council

Chaz W. Haywood, Republican Clerk of the Court, Rockingham County

Nancy Dye, Western Vice Chair, SCC

Laura Logie, 2018 Republican Party of Virginia Volunteer of the Year

Craig Orndorff, Former Shenandoah GOP Chair

Lorie Smith, Franklin County Supervisor

Southwest Virginia:

Sheriff Blake Andis, Washington County

Saul Hernandez, Washington Board of Supervisors

Tucker Davis, 2016 Trump State Field Director and Trump Appointee

Trish Moore, Washington Clerk of the Court

Kim Mullins, Wise GOP Chair

Sheriff Gary Parsons, Lee County

Chuck Slemp, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Wise County

Bo Taylor, Scott Clerk of the Court

Zack Thompson, 9th District Member, SCC

Lou Wallace, Russell County Board of Supervisors


Eric Brazeal, Brunswick GOP Chair

Tanner Campbell, Student Freedom Caucus

*Note that organization names are for identification purposes only and do not imply endorsement of those organizations.

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About Jason

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 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 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.