In an extremely tight attorney general race, Republican Jason Miyares defeated Democrat incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring. Miyares’s experience as a prosecutor and commitment to defending the rule of law helped him win this election. Attorney General-elect Miyares will be Virginia’s first Latino elected to statewide office. Herring also makes history tonight, as the first Virginia Attorney General to lose re-election since Francis Blair lost in 1885.
Miyares’s victory was aided in part by a $2.6 million investment from the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), which was used by the Miyares campaign to supplement television ad buys.
RAGA Chairman South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released the following statement congratulating Jason Miyares on his victory.
“I appreciate Jason stepping up to the plate and running a campaign focused on public safety and respect for our guiding principles, the Constitution and rule of law. Jason will be a welcome addition within our organization and I am looking forward to working with him to ensure that America continues to be safe and prosperous.”
RAGA Executive Director Peter Bisbee echoed Chairman Wilson’s remarks.
“Jason Miyares tirelessly made his case to Virginia voters as he campaigned across the Commonwealth in recent months. Miyares’s hard work, aided by financial support from RAGA, paid off and Virginia will have an attorney general who won’t back down from tough fights to protect the Constitution and rule of law. I look forward to having Miyares join our ranks and be a part of the coalition that is pushing back against the administrative state. After eight years of failed Democrat leadership in the AG’s office, Virginians had enough. I view Virginia as a bellwether and am confident voters across the country will vote out a number of incumbent Democrat attorneys general in 2022. I look forward to continuing to expand the majority next year.”