Jason Miyares: Living the American Dream

Attorney General Jason Miyares’ story doesn’t start in Virginia, but in Havana, Cuba, when his mother, Miriam Miyares, fled communist Cuba penniless and homeless.

She immigrated to Virginia and raised Jason to appreciate freedom, fairness, and justice for all. A product of Virginia public schools, Jason graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration from James Madison University and received his J.D. from the College of William and Mary School of Law.

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Jason Miyares Steps Up to Serve Virginia

Jason served as a prosecutor in the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, where he worked alongside law enforcement to keep our families safe.

In 2015, almost fifty years to the day that she fled Cuba, Miriam was able to vote for Jason to represent her in the Virginia House of Delegates. After serving for three terms in the state legislature, he ran and was elected the 48th Attorney General of Virginia.

Jason Miyares’ Accomplishments as Virginia Attorney General

Since his inauguration in January 2022, Jason has been focused on fighting violent crime and improving public safety, strengthening economic growth, combatting the deadly impact of opioids and fentanyl, and protecting Virginians from corporate misconduct.

His office has secured over $1 billion in opioid settlements for drug addiction and recovery from pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, holding them accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic.

He kept his promise to Virginians by investigating how Loudoun County Public Schools allowed TWO students to be sexually assaulted by the same offender. The result? A fired superintendent who was also convicted of retaliatory firing.

Jason also launched Operation Ceasefire during his first year – a multifaceted approach to fighting violent crime by focusing on violence intervention in communities and aggressive prosecution of violent gun crimes. It has put violent offenders who were on our streets behind bars.

Jason Miyares Is Defending the American Dream

Jason Miyares is the first Hispanic American to be elected to a statewide office in Virginia, and the first child of an immigrant to be attorney general.

Jason Miyares is a husband and a proud father of three. With a heart of gratitude for being able to live the American Dream, he has dedicated his life to preserving that dream for the next generation.