Mark Herring concedes, Jason Miyares expected to be Virginia’s next attorney general

Herring called Miyares on Wednesday afternoon

Republican candidate for Attorney General Del. Jason Miyares gestures during a rally in Glen Allen, Va., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Miyares will face Democrat Mark Herring in the November election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Steve Helber, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Del. Jason Miyares is expected to become Virginia’s next attorney general.

Miyares is expected to defeat his Democratic opponent, incumbent Mark Herring.

Attorney General

In 2017, Mark Herring received 1,385,390 votes while John Adams received 1,209,540 votes. This equates to 53.3% of the vote for Herring and 46.6% of the vote for Adams.




Jason Miyares(R)
Mark Herring*(D)
95.5% of Precincts Reporting

(2,727 / 2,855)

Herring announced Wednesday evening that he called Miyares to congratulate the delegate on winning the attorney general race.

Miyares is a former prosecutor and currently serves Virginia Beach in the House of Delegates.

Herring has served as attorney general since he was initially elected 2014.

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