Areas of focus since taking office have included:
- Combating the heroin and opioid epidemic with a comprehensive strategy that includes: enforcements, education, prevention, treatment, and legislation
- Protecting Virginia’s natural resources by fighting in court for clean air, clean water, renewable energy, and the Chesapeake Bay.
- Modernizing and reforming the Office of Attorney General to give taxpayers the best value for their dollar, promote transparency and accountability, and update the use of technology.
Professional background: AG Herring served in the Virginia State Senate for eight years, where he worked to bring technology-based economic development to the Northern Virginia region and secure transportation funding for needed projects. AG Herring’s first public service role was as the town attorney for Lovettsville (1992-1999); he was then elected as a member of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (2000-2003). Additionally, AG Herring was in private practice for more than 20 years, where he established a successful law practice in his hometown of Leesburg, VA.
Education: AG Herring has a B.A. in foreign affairs and economics and an M.A. in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. He subsequently obtained a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law.
Personal: AG Herring and his wife, Laura, have two children, daughter Peyton and son Tim.