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Del. Jay Jones Announces 21 Additional Attorney General Campaign Endorsements

Including Delegates Wendy Gooditis, Kaye Kory, Kathleen Murphy


The endorsements keep pouring in for Del. Jay Jones, the only formally announced Democratic candidate for Attorney General in 2021, as far as I’m aware. As for current Attorney General Mark Herring, there’s still no word on what his plans are, other than his previously expressed intent to run for governor in 2021. One other Democrat – Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor – is expected to run for Attorney General, but I’m not clear where we’re at with that one. In the meantime, see below for Del. Jones’ press release this morning, about “21 new endorsements in support of his historic campaign to become Virginia’s first African American Attorney General.”

Del. Jay Jones Announces Additional Campaign Endorsements
~ Boasts over $400,000 cash on hand, endorsements from U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Rep. Elaine Luria, 36 General Assembly members, and local leaders spanning all regions of the Commonwealth one month into historic Attorney General campaign ~

Delegate Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) announced today 21 new endorsements in support of his historic campaign to become Virginia’s first African American Attorney General.
Since announcing his bid for Attorney General in 2021, Delegate Jones has received strong financial support from all across the Commonwealth and has more than $400,000 in cash on hand as of August 13, 2020.

“I’m humbled to receive the support from leaders from all corners of this amazing Commonwealth in our campaign for Attorney General,” said Delegate Jay Jones. “I am committed to uniting Virginians no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you look like as we work to promote real, comprehensive justice reform, protect consumers, ensure access to affordable and quality healthcare, and champion a more environmentally-conscious Virginia.”

“Jay is exceptionally talented and ready to be our Attorney General,” said Delegate Kathleen Murphy. “He represents a new generation of leaders who will make our Commonwealth stronger, more progressive, and more equitable.”

“Jay will be an Attorney General for every Virginian no matter who they are or where they live,” said Wise County Clerk of Circuit Court and Former Senator Jack Kennedy. “He will represent us in the Appalachian Mountains and be the voice of consumers and citizens across our Commonwealth.”

Delegate Jay Jones was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017 representing the 89th District.

Additional Endorsements Announced Today:
Delegate Wendy Gooditis (Clarke)
Delegate Kaye Kory (Fairfax)
Delegate Kathleen Murphy (Fairfax)
Former Delegate Albert Pollard (Irvington)
Wes Bellamy, Former City Councilman (Charlottesville)
Lisa Lucas Burke, Vice Mayor (Portsmouth)
Tom Clinton, Commissioner of the Revenue (Falls Church)
Fuller Cridlin,Commonwealth’s Attorney(Lee)
Todd Divers, Commissioner of the Revenue (Charlottesville)
Sherman Holland, Commissioner of the Revenue (Roanoke)
Jack Kennedy, Clerk of Circuit Court, Former Senator, and Former Delegate (Wise)
Gabe Morgan, Sheriff (Newport News)
Michael Moore, Sheriff (Portsmouth)
Cynthia Morrison, Clerk of Circuit Court (Portsmouth)
Doug Mullins, Commissioner of the Revenue (Wise)
Vincent Robertson, Commonwealth’s Attorney (Sussex)
Ann Thomas, Commissioner of the Revenue (York County)
Donnie Tuck, Mayor (Hampton)
Greg Underwood, Commonwealth’s Attorney (Norfolk)
Laura Wood Habr, Community Leader (Virginia Beach)
David Washington, Community Leader (Chesapeake)

Previously Announced Endorsements:
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey)
Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02)
Senator John Bell (Loudoun)
Senator Lynwood Lewis (Accomack)
Senator Mamie Locke, Chair, Senate Democratic Caucus (Hampton)
Senator L. Louise Lucas, Senate President Pro Tempore (Portsmouth)
Senator Monty Mason (Williamsburg)
Senator Joe Morrissey (Richmond)
Senator Lionell Spruill (Chesapeake)
Delegate Lashrecse Aird (Petersburg)
Delegate Alex Askew (Virginia Beach)
Delegate Lamont Bagby, Chairman, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (Henrico)
Delegate Jeff Bourne (Richmond)
Delegate Josh Cole (Fredericksburg)
Delegate Kelly Convirs-Fowler (Virginia Beach)
Delegate Nancy Guy (Virginia Beach)
Delegate Cliff Hayes (Chesapeake)
Delegate Steve Heretick (Portsmouth)
Delegate Patrick Hope (Arlington)
Delegate Chris Hurst (Montgomery)
Delegate Clinton Jenkins (Suffolk)
Delegate Mark Keam (Fairfax)
Delegate Paul Krizek (Fairfax)
Delegate Joe Lindsey (Norfolk)
Delegate Martha Mugler (Hampton)
Delegate Mike Mullin (Newport News)
Delegate Cia Price (Newport News)
Delegate David Reid (Loudoun)
Delegate Ibraheem Samirah (Fairfax)
Delegate Don Scott (Portsmouth)
Delegate Marcus Simon (Fairfax)
Delegate Shelly Simonds (Newport News)
Delegate Luke Torian (Prince William)
Delegate Roslyn Tyler (Sussex)
Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg (Henrico)
Former Delegate Ward Armstrong, Former House Democratic Minority Leader (Martinsville)
Former Delegate Dick Cranwell, Former House Democratic Majority and Minority Leader (Vinton)
Former Delegate Debra Rodman (Henrico)
Former Delegate David Toscano, Former House Democratic Minority Leader (Charlottesville)
Joe Baron, Sheriff (Norfolk)
Ron Campbell, Town Councilman (Leesburg)
John Chapman, Councilman (Alexandria)
Courtney Doyle, Councilwoman (Norfolk)
Franklin Edmondson, Commissioner of the Revenue (Portsmouth)
Paul Fraim, Former Mayor (Norfolk)
James Gray, Vice Mayor (Hampton)
Daun Hester, Treasurer, Former Vice Mayor, and Former Delegate (Norfolk)
Mamie Johnson, Councilwoman (Norfolk)
Michael Jones, Councilman (Richmond)
Phil Kellam, Commissioner of the Revenue (Virginia Beach)
Sherman P. Lea, Sr., Mayor (Roanoke)
Stephanie Lynch, Councilwoman (Richmond)
Ross Mugler, Commissioner of the Revenue (Hampton)
Evans Poston, Commissioner of the Revenue (Norfolk)
Andy Protogyrou, Former Councilman (Norfolk)
Paul Riddick, Councilman (Norfolk)
George Schaefer, Clerk of Circuit Court (Norfolk)
Martin Thomas, Jr., Vice Mayor (Norfolk)
Angelia Williams Graves, Councilwoman (Norfolk)
Sandra Brandt, Community Leader (Virginia Beach)
Sherman P. Lea, Jr., Community Leader (Roanoke)
Missy Cotter Smasal, Community Leader (Virginia Beach)
Charlie Stanton, Community Leader (Norfolk)`


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