Member Spotlight: Jason Miyares

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Jason Miyares is an example of President Ronald Reagan’s “Shining City on the Hill.”  The first Cuban-American elected to the Virginia General Assembly, his story begins with his mother, Miriam Maria Miyares, who fled communist Cuba in 1965 with the clothes on her back and no idea from where her next meal would come. She legally immigrated to the United States and instilled in her three sons a passionate love of the freedom and democracy of America. Jason grew up in Virginia Beach, attending public elementary and high school and in a household that emphasized the values of hard work, love of country, and service above self.

Jason graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (B.B.A.) from James Madison University and attended law school at the College of William & Mary, where he served on a law journal and the William & Mary Law Honor Council.   He is also a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.

After law school, Jason became a successful corporate real estate attorney in Virginia Beach before being called to serve his community as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. There he served as a successful prosecutor fighting to get violent criminals off our streets and keeping our families safe.

Jason was elected in November of 2015 to represent Virginia’s 82nd House of Delegates district in a record election victory.  Since being elected, Jason is a conservative leader fighting for fiscal discipline and government transparency while advocating for increased resources for Virginia Beach public schools.   He sponsored legislation this year to create the Commission on Economic Opportunity for Virginians in Aspiring and Diverse Communities. The commission will study several major aspects of Virginia’s minority communities, including the relationship between educational attainment, job skills training, and entrepreneurship.  The commission will make recommendations and develop strategies to increase and improve economic opportunities for all Virginians.   He currently serves on the Courts of Justice Committee, Civil Subcommittee and Privileges & Elections Committee.

Jason and his wife Page reside in the Great Neck area of Virginia Beach, where he is a practicing attorney and consultant.   He is also the Past President of Cape Henry Rotary Club, a founding member of the Hampton Roads Federalist Society, and is a member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association.  Together with their three beautiful daughters, they are members of Galilee Episcopal Church, where Jason is involved in men’s ministry.