Jason Miyares was elected the 48th Attorney General of Virginia in November of 2021. He made history by being the first Virginian to defeat an incumbent Attorney General since 1885. He is also the first Hispanic American elected to statewide office in Virginia. His mother, Miriam, immigrated to America to escape Communist Cuba in search of freedom and opportunity. As Attorney General, Jason is focused on enforcing the rule of law, and ensuring public safety and liberty for all Virginians. Before becoming Attorney General, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates for three terms, and he worked as a prosecutor in his hometown of Virginia Beach as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Attorney General Miyares is a graduate of James Madison University and William and Mary School of Law.