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Jason Miyares

Jason Miyares is an example of President Ronald Reagan’s "Shining City on the Hill."  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. Miyares grew up in Virginia Beach and in 2015 he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from the 82nd District in Virginia Beach, being the first Cuban-American elected to the Virginia General Assembly. He currently serves on the House Transportation Committee as well as the Courts of Justice and General Laws Committee.

In the General Assembly he has focused on job creation, education, public safety and tackling Virginia's opioid crisis. In 2017 he introduced the Virginia Hurricane and Flooding Protection Act to tackle the twin problems of recurrent flooding and hurricane preparedness for Coastal Virginia. Miyares also serves as the Chairman of the Virginia Commission on Economic Opportunities for Aspiring Virginians and Diverse Communities.  The primary focus is to study and recommend solutions for fellow Virginians trapped in a cycle of poverty and government dependency and how to open economic barriers so the full fabric of our community can cross the economic finish line.

A former Virginia Beach prosecutor, where he prosecuted over 600 criminal cases helping to keep our community safe.   For six years he served as a senior advisor to his friend and mentor, former Congressman Scott Rigell. When he is not serving in Richmond,  Miyares serves as an attorney at Hanger & Associates, P.C., with offices in Virginia Beach, Newport News and Chesapeake. His legal practice primarily focuses on real estate and commercial litigation.

Jason Miyares is a graduate of James Madison University (B.B.A.) and attended law school at the College of William & Mary.   He is Past President of Cape Henry Rotary where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, and also organized the  "Stuff-A-Cruiser" food drive to assist the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Miyares has also served on the Virginia Beach Young Life Committee and serves on the board of the Chesapeake Bay Academy.  

Jason, his wife, Page and their three daughters reside in the Great Neck area of Virginia Beach and attend Galilee Episcopal Church. His love for the United States and Virginia is only surpassed by his love of his family.