Jay Jones

State Del. Jay Jones (D) has announced a bid for attorney general of Virginia for the 2021 election cycle.

A Virginia Democrat is announcing his bid to be the state’s next attorney general.

Jay Jones, a state House delegate from Norfolk, made the announcement Monday in a campaign video saying it’s time for a “new generation of leadership.”

If elected next year, the 31-year-old Jones would be the first African American to be Virginia’s attorney general. In his announcement, Jones said his campaign is “generations in the making” and highlighted his family’s history of fighting for civil rights.

The state’s current attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring, has previously said he plans to run for governor but has not launched an official campaign. Jones could face Henrico County prosecutor Shannon Taylor in a Democratic primary.

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jke

Is Voltaire really amergul?

Voltaire

JKE--no. Thanks for asking.

David Dickinson

amerigirl is dumb. Voltaire is smart. Definitely not the same.

Notalib

Another Pajama Boy running for state office.

We need real.leadership

Not Pajama Boy leadership.

Voltaire

Notalib--OK, and what is the definition of "real leadership"?

Notalib

Any leader who isn't a democrat. Do you think we need leaders in the mold of what's running Minneapolis, Seattle, Baltimore, New York, DC or Chicago? And what do they all have in common? They are democrats. No Thank You

Voltaire

Notalib--actually, no I do not. But I wanted to know what the definition of "real leadership" is and I got it. I agree with you about the lack of quality of the leadership in those cities that you identified.

RandomName2019

Sorry, but a 31 year old lacks the experience to be Attorney General. He's only finished law school in 2015. I'm sure there are other more qualified candidates.

WesternSky

100%. Know nothing else about him -- but this is ridiculous.

jke

Race nor gender are qualifications for Lt Governor, break out the gong!

Voltaire

JKE--OK, this individual is running for the post of Virginia Attorney General, not for Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

jke

Glad you helped me out!

Voltaire

JKE--not a problem.

jke

Phyliss Randall will win Loudoun County, half the voters will vote for her because they want her gone the other half because their brains are gone

Voltaire

JKE--Chair Randall is not even remotely identified in this story and has no identified connection, other than party affiliation, with Del. Jones or his desire to run for Attorney General. [offtopic]

westernloudounguy

Also, she has three and a half years left on her current term as County BOS Chair. Am I missing something????

ace10

AMAZINGLY informative story.

We're told of his party. His race. And his location.

Does he have any qualifications? Experience?

Chris McHale

I agree. Whether you like Herring or not at least you know he's an attorney.

Sunday Sinner

Per his bio on the VA GA website he has a law degree from UVA.

Loudoun Observer

For the folks he represents, that's all the info they need.

Voltaire

LO--Do you like making blanket characterizations? You cannot DEFINITELY say why the citizens of the City of Norfolk elected Del Jones to the House of Delegates. That is an unwarranted assumption.

David Dickinson

Leesburg's own AG Mark Herring (D) admits to wearing blackface and still has a job? Democrat justice is very selective.

Don't you wish it were that simple, David. One stupid prank as a college student and you're smeared for life. Of course, you champion an utterly corrupt, genital-grabbing serial liar who puts his relationship with Russia in front of the concerns of

Americans. But justice is selective, isn't it? Can't wait till we have Democrats running the government in less than six months and the grifter-in-chief has his day in court.

David Dickinson

Democrats are dismissive when one of their own commits a PC crime, and unforgiving when an opponent does the same. Mark Herring cannot be the impartial arbiter of justice as the state's Attorney General if he has paraded in racist garb, no matter how long ago. Democrats are hypocrites par excellance.

Sunday Sinner

God do you ever get tired of this unrelenting partisan BS you spew? Go get a hobby Good Loord.

David Dickinson

When Democrats stop being completely evil, I'll let up....which means never.

Voltaire

David--"final arbiter of justice"? The Attorney General doesn't serve that role. The final arbiter of the law is the U.S. Supreme Court.

David Dickinson

I said, "the impartial arbiter of justice." Never said "final." Herring campaigned on taking politics out of the AG office which was a BOLD FACED LIE.

Notalib

Moronic entry, you are a liar who pushes fake narratives. You could of worked for Joseph Goebbels.

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