Loudoun Chamber to Host Attorney General Debate

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will host a debate between incumbent Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) and his challenger Nov. 3 Del. Jason Miyares (R-82).

The debate will take place at the next in the chamber’s PolicyMakers Series on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 8-10 a.m. at the National Conference Center. A panel of business leaders will put questions to the two candidates on issues affecting the business community.

After backing out of a talked-about run for the governor’s office, Herring is seeking an historic third term. If elected a third time, he would be the first person to be elected to Virginia Attorney General for a third term in 76 years, since Abram Penn Staples won his third election in 1945. Staples left the office in 1947 after the General Assembly elected him to the state Supreme Court.

Miyares, of Virginia Beach, is an attorney and has represented part of the city in the House of Delegates since 2016. He was the first Cuban-American elected to the Virginia General Assembly, his family having fled Cuba in 1965, 11 years before he was born.

To register for the event, visit LoudounChamber.org/events. The chamber has enacted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all events.

4 thoughts on “Loudoun Chamber to Host Attorney General Debate

  • 2021-09-28 at 4:20 pm
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    This will be an important debate. But at this point, I support the incumbent Mark Herring over his challenger, Jason Miyares. As the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Yes, it would be wonderful to have a Cuban-American as attorney general. But looking at the totality of the circumstances, I’m for Mark Herring.

  • 2021-09-28 at 6:50 pm
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    Remember the asset forfeiture fund Herring reached into to provides bonus checks for his attorneys those turned into permanent raises. Funny how that morphed, huh, Tim?

  • 2021-09-28 at 8:00 pm
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    Mark has been quite resolute in taking on tough cases that other attorneys general might skip while they tried to build their career ladder. Mark takes care of business and Virginians are lucky to have such a straight shooter in the AG’s office.

  • 2021-09-29 at 8:24 am
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    I think Virginians have had more than enough with Herring (D).

    It’s time for a change.

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