LYNCHBURG, Va. – The stage is set to see who will become Virginia’s next attorney general.
The incumbent, Mark Herring, defeated his Democratic opponent Jay Jones in Tuesday’s primary.
He will now face off against Republican nominee, Del. Jason Miyares.
“My opponent is someone who, if given an opportunity, would want to roll back all of this progress that we’ve made over the last eight years; and that’s not what Virginians want. He’s someone who would attack our healthcare, doesn’t support criminal justice reform,” said Herring.
“It’s actually a pretty damning indictment in many ways, where Mark Herring has been [Governor] Ralph Northam’s lawyer for the last eight years, and Ralph Northam didn’t even think that he deserved another term. So, I think Democrats themselves are disenchanted with his leadership,” said Miyares.
Herring has served as attorney general since 2014.
Miyares is a former prosecutor and currently serves Virginia Beach in the House of Delegates.