On May 8th, Saturday, Republicans in Prince William County will be voting for their nominees for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s statewide offices: Governor, Lt Governor, and Attorney General (see 2021 State Convention Delegate Filing Form – PWCGOP). This post and the next two will provide some information for those of you who have filed to participate as a voting delegate. Today we will consider the Attorney General candidates. Tomorrow we look at the Lieutenant Governor candidates, and Friday we will look at the candidates for Governor.
Candidates for Attorney General of Virginia
Who are the candidates? Virginia Attorney General election, 2021 (May 8 Republican convention) – Ballotpedia and Elections: Attorney General (vpap.org) provide lists.
Virginia Attorney General election, 2021 (May 8 Republican convention) – Ballotpedia briefly discribes the nomination process and provides biographical information on each of the candidates. In addition, you may find it worthwhile to read this link, Attorney General of Virginia – Ballotpedia, which describes the powers of the office and what the office holder is supposed to do.
Virginia Attorney General election, 2021 (May 8 Republican convention) – Ballotpedia also provides a link to articles on each of the candidates. These articles include links to all their social media sites.
Nevertheless, here are the names of the candidates and links to their campaign websites.
What does Elections: Attorney General (vpap.org) provide? The focus here is who is financing each candidate’s run for office. Whether we like it or not, when someone runs for public office, they can be effectively in the pay of the people who finance their campaign. If a candidate gets a disproportionate amount of money from just one or two sources or occupational groups, that should definitely concern us.
Latest News Articles
- Four Republicans vie for Virginia AG nomination (whsv.com)
- 4 GOP candidates jockey for positioning in AG race …
- Virginia GOP Attorney General Candidate Jack White Gave More Than $5k to Biden in 2020 – Including $2,800 Days Before Election – The Virginia Star
- FreedomWorks – Arlington Virginia School System Lawsuit | Best. | Facebook
- Republicans announce convention ballot order – Smithfield Times | Smithfield Times
- State Fraternal Order of Police criticizes candidate’s use …
The PWMFA did not send questionnaires to the candidates for Attorney General of Virginia.. However, we are happy to point out others who have surveyed the candidates.
- Virginia Election Information | iVoterGuide.com
- Virginia Attorney General 2021 | Chasing Freedom – Virginia (chasingfreedomvirginia.com)
- Leslie Haley touts extensive executive experience as the Chair of the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors (Edited Intro Leslie Letter (secureservercdn.net)).
- Jason Miyares has an impressive list of endorsements (Endorsements | Jason Miyares for Attorney General). He also has the lead in fundraising, an important factor in winning the election.
- Chuck Smith is licensed to practice law (by examination) in two states and fluent in Spanish. He may be the most Conservative of the four.
- Jack White is fighting in court to reopen the Arlington County Schools (see FreedomWorks – Arlington Virginia School System Lawsuit | Best. | Facebook). In addition, his video series is quite interesting (see Vote Jack White – YouTube)).
Each candidate in his own way presents a very interesting choice. All appear to have more than adequate legal expertise. This is going to be a hard decision.