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Del. Jay Jones announces bid for Virginia Attorney General

Luke Torian, Schuyler VanValkenburg, Jay Jones, Carrie Coyner
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Posted at 10:47 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 17:21:08-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- 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.

Jones lined up several endorsements for his campaign launch, including U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria and state Sen. Louise Lucas.