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)
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)
|Rank||Total Amount||Donor Name||Donor Type|
|1.||$2,600,000.00||Republican Attorneys General Association Federal||ENTITY|
|2.||$785,059.00||Republican Party of Virginia Inc||ENTITY|
|3.||$266,000.00||Dominion Energy Inc PAC – Virginia||ENTITY|
|4.||$205,000.00||Haulover Creek Development Company LLC||ENTITY|
|6.||$105,000.00||Richard Baxter Gilliam||INDIVIDUAL|
|7.||$75,000.00||Virginia Wins PAC Inc||ENTITY|
|9.||$50,000.00||New Dominion PAC||ENTITY|
|10.||$50,000.00||Tiger Lily Capital LLC||ENTITY|
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)
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|1.||$4,928,773.32||On Message Inc||ENTITY|
|2.||$305,050.00||Republican Party of Virginia Inc||ENTITY|
|3.||$181,540.00||Creative Direct LLC||ENTITY|
|4.||$135,568.80||The Coefficient Group||ENTITY|
|6.||$109,190.59||Bay Armoury LLC||ENTITY|
|7.||$88,889.45||Fp1 Strategies LLC||ENTITY|
|8.||$84,655.00||Christina M Heath||INDIVIDUAL|
|9.||$81,696.95||Msp Design Group||ENTITY|
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 Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Semiannual||1/15/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2023 Jan Semiannual||1/15/2023|