Mark Herring facts for kids
|47th Attorney General of Virginia|
January 11, 2014
|Preceded by||Ken Cuccinelli|
|Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 33rd district
February 1, 2006 – January 11, 2014
|Preceded by||Bill Mims|
|Succeeded by||Jennifer Wexton|
Mark Rankin Herring
September 25, 1961
Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.
|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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