Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares Endorses Hillary Pugh Kent for Delegate
4/4/23, 9:00 PM
Virginia’s 48th Attorney General Jason Miyares announced his endorsement of Hillary Pugh Kent for 67th District Delegate.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2023
Warsaw, Virginia – Today, Virginia’s 48th Attorney General Jason Miyares announced his endorsement of Hillary Pugh Kent for 67th District Delegate.
“I’m proud to endorse Hillary Pugh Kent for 67th District Delegate. Virginia needs leaders who will stand with victims, uphold the rule of law, and back the men and women in law enforcement who keep us safe,” said Jason Miyares. “As the wife of a former police officer, Hillary understands that ‘service above self’ guides our men and women in blue. I am confident that she will be a strong conservative fighter and a leader for our shared values in Richmond.”
In response to Miyares’ endorsement, Kent said, “Attorney General Jason Miyares fights to protect the Constitution and rule of law. I appreciate his service as our Commonwealth’s top law enforcement officer and his early support of our campaign as we work to secure a Republican majority in the House of Delegates.”
The newly configured House of Delegates 67th District (formerly the 99th) includes the counties of: Caroline (part), King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland.
About Jason Miyares:
Attorney General Jason Miyares' story doesn't start in Virginia, but in Havana, Cuba when his mother, Miriam Miyares, fled communist Cuba, penniless and homeless. She immigrated to Virginia and raised Jason to appreciate freedom, fairness, and justice for all. A product of Virginia public schools, Jason graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from James Madison University and received his J.D. from the College of William and Mary School of Law.
He previously served as a prosecutor in the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, where he worked alongside law enforcement to the community safe.
In 2015, almost fifty years to the day that she fled Cuba, Miriam was able to vote for her son Jason Miyares to represent her in the Virginia House of Delegates. After serving for three terms in the state legislature, he ran and was elected the 48th Attorney General of Virginia.
Jason Miyares is the first Hispanic American to be elected to a statewide office in Virginia, and the first child of an immigrant to be Attorney General. Since his inauguration in January 2022, Miyares has been focused on fighting violent crime and improving public safety, strengthening economic growth, combatting the deadly impact of opioids and fentanyl, and protecting Virginians from corporate misconduct.