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Mark Herring
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47th Attorney General of Virginia
Assumed office
January 11, 2014
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Ralph Northam
Preceded by Ken Cuccinelli
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
February 1, 2006 – January 11, 2014
Preceded by Bill Mims
Succeeded by Jennifer Wexton
Personal details
Born
Mark Rankin Herring

September 25, 1961 (1961-09-25) (age 59)
Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Laura Herring
Children 2
Education University of Virginia (BA, MA)
University of Richmond (JD)

Mark Rankin Herring (born September 25, 1961) is an American lawyer. He is the 47th and current Attorney General of Virginia. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He served in the Senate of Virginia since a 2006 special election. He represented the 33rd district, made up of parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

In December 2018, Herring announced his plans to run for Governor of Virginia in the 2021 election.

In the wake of Ralph Northam's controversy over blackface pictures appearing on his yearbook page, Herring admitted to also wearing blackface. Herring, like Northam, is currently resisting calls to resign.

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