Latest Virginia Attorney General's Office News

Virginia attorney general candidates face off in debate

Oct. 13, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Republican attorney general candidate Jason Miyares relentlessly attacked Democratic incumbent Mark Herring for the actions of the state’s parole board at a debate Wednesday, while Herring said Miyares fundamentally misunderstands the duties of the office. ...

Herring seeks 3rd term as AG; Miyares stands in his way

Oct. 12, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Democrat Mark Herring is seeking a third term as attorney general, highlighting a progressive record that includes defending gay marriage, gun control and criminal justice reform. Republican Jason Miyares, Herring's opponent in next month’s...

Virginia looking for its first cannabis attorney

Jul. 20, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With recreational marijuana use recently legalized, Virginia's attorney general is seeking applicants interested in serving as the state's first cannabis attorney. The person hired for the position will serve as general counsel to the newly created...