|48th Attorney General of Virginia
January 11, 2014
|Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 33rd district
|Preceded by||Bill Mims|
|Born||Mark Rankin Herring
September 25, 1961 
Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Laura Herring (?–present)|
|Residence||Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Richmond School of Law
University of Virginia
|Profession||Attorney and politician|
Mark Rankin Herring (born September 25, 1961) is an American attorney and politician. He is the 48th Attorney General-elect of Virginia, defeating Republican candidate Mark Obenshain. He is a member of the Democratic Party. On January 31, 2006, he was elected to the Senate of Virginia, in a special election. He currently represents[update] the 33rd district, made up of parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties.
Education and career
Herring obtained a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in foreign affairs and economics at the University of Virginia. He also obtained a Master of Arts in foreign affairs from UVA. He subsequently obtained a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law.
He served in elected office on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors from 2000 to 2003, and was the Town Attorney for Lovettsville, Virginia, from 1992 to 1999. He is the principal with The Herring Law Firm, P.C., in Leesburg, Virginia.
On July 24, 2012, he announced that he would run for the office of Attorney General of Virginia, in the 2013 elections. On April 2, 2013, The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) certified that Herring's name would appear on the June primary ballot, along with that of former assistant United States Attorney Justin Fairfax. On June 11, 2013, Herring won the primary.
Attorney general election
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- Jessica Taylor. "Dem pulls ahead by razor-thin margin". MSNBC. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
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- "Senator Mark R. Herring (VA)". Retrieved June 8, 2011.
- "Herring To Run For Attorney General Seat". Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- "Herring to seek attorney general post, restore ‘credibility’ to the office". Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- Walker, Julian (April 2, 2013). "McAuliffe named Dem governor nominee, 4 others make ballot". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
- Pershing, Ben and Errin Whack (2013-06-11). "Democrats give nod to Northam, Herring in statewide races". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
- Korff, Jay. "Virginia election 2013: Mark Herring claims Attorney General victory". WJLA. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- Official website
- Senator Mark Herring at the Senate of Virginia
- Profile at Ballotpedia
- Biography, interest group ratings, public statements, votes and actions, and campaign finances at Project Vote Smart
- Fact-checking at PolitiFact.com
- Financial information at FollowTheMoney.org
- Mark Herring at the Virginia Public Access Project
- Senator Mark Herring (D-Leesburg) at Richmond Sunlight
|Senate of Virginia|
|Virginia Senate, District 33
|Attorney General of Virginia