Cuban American Virginia Delegate Jason Miyares wins GOP primary for attorney general

Congratulations to Del. Jason Miyares who won the GOP primary yesterday to run for attorney general in Virginia.

Via the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Del. Jason Miyares, R-Virginia Beach, will represent the GOP in the contest to become Virginia’s next attorney general – narrowly defeating former Virginia Beach GOP chair Chuck Smith Sunday night in a third round of vote counting from the party’s state convention.

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Miyares, a son of Cuban immigrants, has served in the General Assembly since 2016. A former Virginia Beach prosecutor, he says he is the best candidate for the job because: “I think ultimately right now you have a criminal-first, victim-last mindset in Richmond that has made Virginians less safe and secure.”

Miyares said in a statement just before midnight: “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.”

His Cuban exile parents must be extremely proud.

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