A Virginia Democrat, Jay Jones has announced he is exploring a run for Attorney General of Virginia in the 2021 state elections.
He is the Delegate for the 89th District of the Virginia House of Delegates and is currently an attorney at Bischoff Martingayle, P.C. in Norfolk, Virginia.
Jones, made the announcement 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, 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.
Jones lined up several endorsements for his campaign launch, including U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria and state Sen. Louise Lucas.
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