I’m very pleasantly surprised at this (see Herring for AG statement below), as the Virginia Association of Realtors almost always endorses Republicans for statewide office. This year, so far, they’ve endorsed Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Ralph Northam for Lt. Governor, and Mark Herring for Attorney General over the extremist GOP ticket. Good stuff – go Dems!
The Virginia Association of Realtors®, through its Realtor Political Action Committee, has endorsed Senator Mark Herring for Attorney General. The association cited Herring’s long support of a transportation compromise, and focus in the Senate on creating an economic environment that attracts new businesses and creates jobs in Virginia as reasons for supporting Herring.
“Mark Herring is a strong supporter of the real estate industry, and he knows that housing is critical to the Commonwealth’s economy,” said Mary Dykstra, President of the Virginia Association of Realtors. “We are pleased to endorse him for Attorney General for his commitment to a strong housing market.”
The Virginia Association of Realtors is the largest trade association in Virginia, with nearly 29,000 members. Herring was proud to receive their support.
“I’m honored to receive this endorsement from the Virginia Association of Realtors. I’ve made it a priority during my time in the Senate to cultivate economic growth that fosters a strong housing market in Virginia, and to work with all sides to deliver real results for Virginians,” Herring said. “As Attorney General, I will continue advocating for a balanced economic approach that brings businesses to the Commonwealth, creates real jobs for all Virginians, and keeps our economy and our state moving forward.”