Virginia attorney general raised $7.4 million in 2021 election

According to campaign finance reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares raised $7.4 million and spent $6.9 million between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 1, 2021. Miyares ranked fourth in state-level donations in the 2021 election cycle.

Miyares is a member of the Republican Party and assumed office in 2022. In Virginia, the attorney general is an elected position. The primary job of a state attorney general is to serve as chief legal adviser to the agencies and legislative organs that make up his or her state’s government, in addition to the citizens residing within the state. Miyares’ current term ends in 2025.

Miyares’ reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2016-2021)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Miyares

Of the $7.4 million reported in the 2021 election cycle, 58.5 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Miyares (1/1/2022 – 12/31/2021)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$2,600,000.00Republican Attorneys General Association FederalENTITY
2.$785,059.00Republican Party of Virginia IncENTITY
3.$266,000.00Dominion Energy Inc PAC – VirginiaENTITY
4.$205,000.00Haulover Creek Development Company LLCENTITY
5.$119,500.00Jason MiyaresENTITY
6.$105,000.00Richard Baxter GilliamINDIVIDUAL
7.$75,000.00Virginia Wins PAC IncENTITY
8.$50,000.00Ads IncENTITY
9.$50,000.00New Dominion PACENTITY
10.$50,000.00Tiger Lily Capital LLCENTITY

Expenditures by Miyares

Miyares reported $6.9 million in expeditures, with 88.5 percent going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Miyares (1/1/2022 – 12/31/2021)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$4,928,773.32On Message IncENTITY
2.$305,050.00Republican Party of Virginia IncENTITY
3.$181,540.00Creative Direct LLCENTITY
4.$135,568.80The Coefficient GroupENTITY
5.$119,500.00Jason MiyaresENTITY
6.$109,190.59Bay Armoury LLCENTITY
7.$88,889.45Fp1 Strategies LLCENTITY
8.$84,655.00Christina M HeathINDIVIDUAL
9.$81,696.95Msp Design GroupENTITY
10.$78,212.46Klarke KilgoreINDIVIDUAL

Attorney general elections in 2022

Across the U.S., 27 attorney generals are members of the Republican Party and 23 are members of the Democratic Party. Voters elect the attorney general in 43 states, while they are chosen by a state government organ in the other seven. In 2022, 30 states are holding elections for the position.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Virginia PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual1/15/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual 7/15/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual1/15/2023

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.