Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sen. Mark Herring announces list of endorsements for attorney general

Sen. Mark Herring and Sen. John Edwards

Leesburg – Just a month and a half after launching his campaign for Attorney General, State Senator Mark Herring (D-Loudoun & Fairfax) announced today the endorsement of nearly one hundred Democratic elected officials and party leaders from across Virginia.

“I am grateful for the support and confidence of a growing number of Democratic leaders across the Commonwealth,” Herring stated. “Every day, as I travel our state, Virginians are ready for fundamental change in the office of Attorney General and they are confident that I am the right candidate to carry our party’s banner in 2013 and give us the opportunity to win this office for the first time in twenty four years.”

The list of those endorsing Herring includes Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman, Senator Donald McEachin of Henrico County, Minority Leader of the House of Delegates, Delegate David Toscano of Charlottesville, and House of Delegates Minority Whip, Delegate Charniele Herring of Alexandria, as well as mayors, sheriffs and other local elected officials from throughout the state.

“I have fought alongside Mark Herring against the socially divisive agenda of Ken Cuccinelli and his allies in the General Assembly,” stated Senator McEachin.  “In 2013, I believe Virginia Democrats must nominate a candidate for Attorney General who is both a champion for the values we share and a proven winner in tough elections. That candidate is Mark Herring.  I am proud to support him and I look forward to campaigning with him in 2013.”

“Virginia families deserve an Attorney General who will not only be a strong advocate for their best interests, but one who is also a good lawyer.  As a fellow legislator, and a fellow lawyer, I know that Mark Herring will apply the law evenly and fairly and will never let partisan politics impact his legal judgment.  That is why I endorse his candidacy for Attorney General,” Delegate Toscano stated.

“Mark Herring understands that Virginia women are capable of making their own healthcare decisions without government interference,” added Delegate Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria). “Our current Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has sought to hold women’s healthcare hostage, and the Republicans lining up to take his place look to do the same. We cannot afford another Attorney General like Ken Cuccinelli, and I know Virginia women will have an ally in Mark Herring.”

Those endorsing State Senator Mark Herring for Attorney General include: 

Hon. Mayme Bacote, Member, House of Delegates (Hampton)

Hon. Lamont Bagby, School Board Member (Henrico)

Hon. George Barker, Member, Virginia Senate (Fairfax)

Ollie Bates, Former Chair, Virginia Beach Democratic Committee (Virginia Beach)

Hon. Anton Bell, Hampton Commonwealth Attorney (Hampton)

Steve Bunn, Secretary, Democratic Party of Virginia (Fairfax)

Hon. Kelly Burk, Member, Leesburg Town Council (Loudoun)

Hon. Dave Butler, Member, Leesburg Town Council (Loudoun)

Hon. Evan Clark, Member, Winchester City Council (Winchester)

Hon. Chuck Colgan, Member, Virginia Senate (Prince William)

Hon. Michael Doucette, Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney (Lynchburg)

Abbi Easter, Chair, 7th Congressional District Democratic Committee (Chesterfield)

Hon. Adam Ebbin, Member, Virginia Senate (Alexandria)

Hon. John Edwards, Member, Virginia Senate (Roanoke City)

Hon. Paul Ferguson, Clerk of Court (Arlington)

Hon. Eileen Filler-Corn, Member, House of Delegates (Fairfax)

Hon. Mike Fleenor, Pulaski Commonwealth Attorney, Chair, Pulaski County Democratic Committee (Pulaski)

Hon. John Foust, Member, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Fairfax)

Hon. Paul Fraim, Mayor, City of Norfolk (Norfolk)

Hon. Michael Gillette, Mayor, City of Lynchburg (Lynchburg)

Hon. Penelope Gross, Member, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Fairfax)

Gracie Hensley, Chair, Norton City Democratic Committee (Norton)

Hon. Charniele Herring, Member, House of Delegates (Alexandria)

Hon. John Hill, Member, Winchester City Council (Winchester)

Rose Mary Holbrook, Vice Chair, Wise County Democratic Committee (Wise)

Hon. Edd Houck, Former Member, Virginia Senate (Spotsylvania)

Hon. Janet Howell, Member, Virginia Senate (Fairfax)

Hon. Algie Howell, Member, House of Delegates (Norfolk)

Charlie Jackson, Chair, 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee (Loudoun)

Hon. John Jenkins, Member, Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Prince William)

Hon. Joe Johnson, Member, House of Delegates (Abingdon)

Herbert Jones, Chair, New Kent County Democratic Committee (New Kent)

Hon. Greg Kallen, Former Norton City/Wise County Commonwealth Attorney (Norton/Wise)

Hon. Mamie Locke, Member, Virginia Senate (Hampton)

Hon. Louise Lucas, Member, Virginia Senate (Portsmouth)

Hon. Fred Luntsford, Member, Wise County Board of Supervisors (Wise)

Evan Macbeth, Chair, Loudoun County Democratic Committee (Loudoun)

Hon. Anthony Martin, Nelson County Commonwealth Attorney (Nelson)

Bob Martin, Vice Chair, Veterans and Military Families Caucus, Democratic Party of Virginia (Hampton)

Hon. Marty Martinez, Member, Leesburg Town Council (Loudoun)

Suzette Matthews, Former Chair, 1st Congressional District Democratic Committee, Democratic Party of Virginia (Fauquier)

Hon. Robert McCabe, Sheriff (Norfolk)

Hon. Donald McEachin, Member, Virginia Senate (Henrico)

Hon. Steve McGraw, Clerk of Court (Roanoke Co.)

Hon. Jeff McKay, Member, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Fairfax)

Hon. Brent McKenzie, School Board Member (Virginia Beach)

Hon. Delores McQuinn, Member, House of Delegates (Richmond)

Hon. John Miller, Member, Virginia Senate (Newport News)

Hon. John Montgomery, School Board Member (Henrico)

Hon. Gabriel Morgan, Sheriff (Newport News)

Evelyn Morris-Harris, Chair, Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia, Democratic Party of Virginia (Chesterfield)

Hon. Ross Mugler, Commissioner of the Revenue (Hampton)

Hon. Martha Mugler, School Board Member (Hampton)

Hon. Douglas Mullins, Commissioner of the Revenue (Wise)

Hon. Tyrone Nelson, Member, Henrico County Board of Supervisors (Henrico)

Hon. Ralph Northam, Member, Virginia Senate (Norfolk)

Hon. Sheila Olem, Member, Herndon Town Council (Herndon)

Hon. John Peace, Former Member, Wise County Board of Supervisors (Wise)

Hon. Ken Plum, Member, House of Delegates (Fairfax)

Sharon Ponton, Chair, Nelson County Democratic Committee (Nelson)

Hon. Earnie Porta, Mayor, Town of Occoquan (Prince William)

Hon. Frank Principi, Member, Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Prince William)

Hon. Phillip Puckett, Member, Virginia Senate (Russell)

Rachel Rifkind, Chair, Women’s Caucus, Democratic Party of Virginia (Fairfax)

Hon. B.J. Roberts, Sheriff (Hampton)

Hon. Anthony Roper, Sheriff (Clarke)

Hon. George Schaefer, Clerk of Court (Norfolk)

Hon. Richard Shelton, Treasurer (Montgomery)

Hon. Ronnie Short, Member, Wise County Board of Supervisors (Wise)

Hon. Mark Sickles, Member, House of Delegates (Fairfax)

Noah Simon, Candidate for School Board (Arlington)

Hon. Frank Thornton, Member, Henrico County Board of Supervisors (Henrico)

Hon. Patsy Ticer, Former Member, Virginia Senate (Alexandria)

Hon. Luke Torian, Member, House of Delegates (Prince William)

Hon. David Toscano, Member, House of Delegates (Charlottesville)

Hon. Kristen Umstattd, Mayor, Town of Leesburg (Loudoun)

Hon. George Wallace, Vice Mayor, City of Hampton (Hampton)

Hon. Molly Ward, Mayor, City of Hampton (Hampton)

Hon. Bill Watson, Sheriff (Portsmouth)

Hon. Vivian Watts, Member, House of Delegates (Fairfax)

Hon. Mary Margaret Whipple, Former Member, Virginia Senate (Arlington)

Hon. Robert Williams, Treasurer (Hampton)

Virginia Senator Mark Herring seeks Democrat nomination for attorney general

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