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July 24, 2020

Virginia Beach lawyer announces run for attorney general

(The Roanoke Times) Chuck Smith, a Virginia Beach lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for attorney general in 2017, is running again to be Virginia’s top lawyer. Smith, a Republican, officially announced his bid Wednesday, becoming the second candidate in the 2021 election. Del. Jay Jones, D-Norfolk, is also running for the post. Either would be the state’s first Black attorney general.

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April 29, 2020

Del. Jay Jones considering bid for Virginia attorney general

(The Washington Post) Del. Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones, a Norfolk attorney who is the son and grandson of local civil rights figures, is exploring a run for Virginia attorney general next year. Jones, who first won election to the House in 2017, has been discussing a possible run with fellow Democrats, six current and former delegates said this week. Jones confirmed their accounts in an interview on Tuesday, April 28.

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