VEA Fund Recommends Mark Herring for Attorney General

RICHMOND—Attorney General Mark Herring has earned the recommendation of the VEA Fund for Children and Public Education, the Association’s political arm, for re-election to the office of Attorney General.

“Mark has been a steadfast supporter of the public education values that are so important to students, parents, and educators across Virginia,” said VEA President Jim Livingston, who also serves as chairman of the VEA Fund. “He has a firm understanding of the many challenges that face our public schools and has been a staunch advocate for finding solutions that allow for every child to achieve their true potential.”

“It is vital that we re-elect Mark as our Attorney General, and it is equally as vital that he have another proven champion for public education to partner with in the Governor’s office, and that champion is Ralph Northam. Their long-lasting, results driven partnership in public service is what Virginia public schools need,” continued Livingston.

Herring, a Democrat, served on the Loudoun Board of Supervisors for three years prior to winning a special election to fill the 33rd District seat in the Virginia State Senate, and now serves as Virginia’s Attorney General. As an elected official, he has worked tirelessly to make sure public schools in Virginia are properly funded, and that unconstitutional attempts to divert needed funding are not successful. Moreover, he has been a champion in protecting educators’ private information from being released as part of a lawsuit and in ensuring that local school boards are best suited to make decisions that most directly impact their communities.

 “After inviting all candidates running for Attorney General to participate in our endorsement process and closely evaluating each,” said Livingston, noting that the Republican nominee failed to provide his vision for the future of public education in Virginia to the VEA, “Mark is without a doubt the only choice for voters who want to see the solution-oriented agenda Mark has so far displayed while in office.”