Democratic candidate for Attorney General State Senator Mark Herring is introducing legislation to repeal the so-called ‘TRAP’ legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2011. The ‘TRAP’ legislation imposes new costly and unnecessary regulations on women’s health care centers in Virginia.
“In 2011, the Republicans did real damage to Virginia’s women by passing burdensome regulations on health care centers that provide services to thousands of women across the Commonwealth,” Herring stated. “Now that the damage is done, they say they don’t want to discuss these issues again. Well we don’t accept that. We are going to fight to fix what they have done.” » Read more..
Leesburg– Declaring, “It’s time to get politics out of the Attorney General’s office and return its focus to doing what’s right for the people of Virginia,” State Senator Mark Herring (D-Loudoun & Fairfax Counties) announced today that he has filed paperwork and will seek the office of Attorney General in 2013. Herring released the following statement:
“Over the last three years, we’ve watched Attorney General Cuccinelli pursue an ideological crusade that is out of step with the mainstream. Time after time, the Attorney General has abused the powers of his office and twisted the law to advance his personal political agenda, which has been costly to taxpayers and costly to the credibility of the office. It’s hurt Virginians and damaged our state’s reputation.
It’s time to get politics out of the Attorney General’s office and return its focus to doing what’s right for the people of Virginia.
Virginia cannot afford another Attorney General like Ken Cuccinelli. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what those on the Republican side jockeying to take his place are offering. But what Virginians are looking for is an Attorney General who will restore the people’s trust in the office.
So after talking with Virginians across the Commonwealth, and with much thought and careful consideration, I have decided to run to be Virginia’s next Attorney General.”
Herring Statement continues here.