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Over 20 Commonwealth's Attorneys Endorse Glenn Youngkin

October 6, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that he received the endorsement of more than 20 Commonwealth's Attorneys.

“I am honored to have the support of over 20 Commonwealth's Attorneys and look forward to working closely with them and the rest of Virginia's law enforcement community to make Virginia’s neighborhoods among the safest in the nation, not the most dangerous,” said Glenn Youngkin. “Terry McAuliffe has turned his back on our communities and law enforcement, embracing the most radical elements of his party that want to defund the police, free violent criminals, abolish ICE, and close prisons.”  

These endorsements come just days after it was revealed that Terry McAuliffe endorsed rogue and reckless Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Descano, who was exposed for releasing a convicted sex predator early from prison.

Under Terry McAuliffe's watch the murder rate increased 43%, now Virginia faces a 20-year high in the murder rate and four of America's deadliest cities are here in the Commonwealth.

While McAuliffe has embraced a criminal first, victim last agenda - Glenn Youngkin has fought for safe communities, our law enforcement personnel, and reducing crime.

That's why Youngkin has been endorsed by the Virginia Fraternal Order of Police,  Virginia Law Enforcement Sheriff's Association, Virginia Police Benevolent Association, the Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association,  50 sheriffs from all over the Commonwealth, and now over 20 Commonwealth's Attorneys from all across Virginia.

The endorsement comes after Youngkin released his Day One Game Plan, which addresses how he will keep our communities safe with several actions including:

  • Fully funding law enforcement and protecting qualified immunity for our Law Enforcement Heroes
  • Firing the Parole Board and keeping violent criminals off our streets
  • Launching #UnityInTheCommunity programs Operation Ceasefire and Project Exile
  • Fixing our broken mental health system.

The Commonwealth's Attorneys that have endorsed Glenn, his Day One Game Plan, and vision for Virginia, include (in alphabetical order):

  • W. Lyle Carver, Commonwealth's Attorney for Amherst County
  • Leslie M. "Les" Fleet, Commonwealth's Attorney for Appomattox County
  • Timothy A. Martin, Commonwealth's Attorney for Augusta County
  • Wes Nance, Commonwealth's Attorney for Bedford County
  • Patrick White, Commonwealth's Attorney for Bland County
  • John Alexander, Commonwealth's Attorney for Botetourt County
  • Gerald D. Arrington, Commonwealth's Attorney for Buchanan County
  • Paul A. McAndrews, Commonwealth's Attorney for Campbell County
  • Nancy G. Parr, Commonwealth's Attorney for Chesapeake City
  • Michael J. Newman, Commonwealth's Attorney for Danville City
  • M. Andrew Nester, Commonwealth's Attorney for Henry County
  • Rusty E. McGuire, Commonwealth's Attorney for Louisa County
  • Bethany A. S. Harrison, Commonwealth's Attorney for Lynchburg City
  • Daniel L. Rutherford, Commonwealth's Attorney for Nelson County
  • Donald Caldwell, Commonwealth's Attorney for Roanoke City
  • Brian Holohan, Commonwealth's Attorney for Roanoke County
  • Jared Moon, Commonwealth's Attorney for Rockbridge County and Lexington City
  • Marsha Garst, Commonwealth's Attorney for Rockingham County & Harrisonburg City
  • Thomas Bowers, Commonwealth's Attorney for Salem City
  • J. Chris Plaster, Commonwealth's Attorney for Tazewell County
  • Chuck Slemp, Commonwealth's Attorney for Wise County & Norton City
  • Michael D. Jones, Commonwealth's Attorney for Wythe County
  • John Bell, Commonwealth's Attorney for Warren County

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