Wednesday, September 2, 2015Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring at the Roanoke Vigil for WDBJ victims.
Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, has long been expected to run for governor in 2017. The Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam has also made his intentions public to seek the governorship.
As attorney general Herring has made his mark in reversing many of the previous Republican administration’s harsh decisions effecting women, education, same-sex marriage, campus sexual assaults and the environment.
Today Herring announced that he will run for re-election as attorney general in 2017 saying that the hard-fought progress he has made is “fragile.”
He has endorsed Lt. Govern