Endorsements

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Scott Miles' 22 years of experience in the criminal justice system gives him the knowledge and understanding necessary to bring about positive change as Chesterfield County’s next Commonwealth’s Attorney. I am pleased to endorse his campaign for a smarter approach to public safety.

 

MARK WARNER (D) , US Senator, Virginia
October 18, 2018

I am proud to endorse Scott Miles for Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney. Scott shares my passion for protecting us against gun violence and for fighting the opioid epidemic affecting our communities.  With 22 years of experience, including work as both a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, Scott has the knowledge and wisdom needed to bring progressive change to Chesterfield County’s criminal justice system.

 

MARK HERRING (D) , Virginia Attorney General

October 27, 2018

Voters across our nation and our state are looking for change this November. Chesterfield County residents also have a unique opportunity to support change at the local level by voting for Scott Miles as Commonwealth's Attorney. As my colleagues in Congress on both sides of the aisle have acknowledged, it's time to take a new approach to criminal justice, and stop treating non-violent citizens struggling with addiction as hardened criminals. Scott knows that we need a smarter, common-sense approach to issues like addiction and the school-to-prison pipeline in order to make sure that our justice system works for all Virginians. I'm proud to give him my endorsement.

 

TIM KAINE (D) , US Senator, Virginia

October 18, 2018

It is important to have someone behind the wheel making the right decisions …  We need Scott Miles as our Commonwealth Attorney to combat some of the bad things that are happening in Chesterfield County.  We need to make sure that justice and equity are brought to the Chesterfield Courthouse.

 

DONALD McEACHIN (D) , US Congressional Representative, District 4

September 21, 2018

It is incredibly important who fills the role of Commonwealth's Attorney because the policies of that office have tremendous impact on the community it serves.  In Chesterfield County, we need someone that is advocating for good work in the criminal justice system.  Scott has vowed to aggressively pursue violent offenders, but to also prioritize rehabilitation and positive re-entry programs for non-violent offenders.  When we are looking at how the criminal justice system fits into our communities, we need to have leadership that will fairly carry out the duties of office as it applies to all its citizens and I proudly endorse Scott Miles for Chesterfield County Commonwealth's Attorney.

 

ABIGAIL SPANBERGER (D) , US Congressional Candidate, District 7

September 21, 2018

I am pleased to support a candidate as qualified as Scott Miles. His background and experience have given him a comprehensive understanding of how best to serve and protect his community. His fresh perspective and fairness will make him an incredible asset as Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney.

 

ROSALYN R. DANCE (D) , Virginia State Senate, District 16

August 18, 2018

I am proud to endorse Scott Miles for Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney. Scott has the vision, integrity, experiential fair mindedness and energy to bring balanced change to the public safety infrastructure of Chesterfield.

 

DAWN ADAMS, Delegate,  District 68 - Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond City

July 30, 2018

Scott Miles is one of the most balanced criminal attorneys I have ever met.  He is always thoroughly prepared and pays careful attention to detail.  His experience on both sides of the courtroom, coupled with his maturity and leadership experience make him an ideal candidate for Commonwealth’s Attorney.

 

MIKE HERRING, Commonwealth's Attorney, City of Richmond

July 25, 2018

I am proud to support Scott for Commonwealth's Attorney because I know his breadth and depth of experience will serve the community well. Having worked with Scott for years, I am confident he will use his skills to keep families safe, but also to ensure that folks get the help they need.

 

SHANNON TAYLOR, Commonwealth's Attorney, Henrico County

July 11, 2018

Ideology is not what matters when choosing a Commonwealth's Attorney.  Fair-mindedness and a commitment to public safety are more important.  Scott possesses these better than anyone I have known, and that is why he has my enthusiastic and wholehearted endorsement for Chesterfield County Commonwealth's Attorney. 

 

TIM MARTIN, Commonwealth's Attorney, Augusta County 

July 27, 2018

I support Scott's vision for the office of Commonwealth's Attorney. He has my full endorsement.


JAMES "JIM" HOLLAND (D) , Board of Supervisors, Chesterfield County, VA

September 22, 2018

I am delighted to support Scott Miles for Chesterfield County Commonwealth's Attorney.  Scott's experience as a former prosecutor, together with his ability to balance toughness on crime with compassion for non-violent offenses, makes him the right choice to lead a twenty-first century Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney.

 

JENEFER HUGHES, Commissioner of Revenue for Chesterfield County

July 30, 2018

Scott has extensive, relevant professional experience, providing public service to people in Chesterfield and in the Richmond metro area. He is exceptionally qualified for this position and has a positive vision for how to lead and transform this office. Scott will best serve as the champion for public safety in our community.

 

 

LARRY BARNETT, Democratic Candidate for Virginia 27th District Delegate 

July 26, 2018

I am honored to offer my wholehearted endorsement of Scott Miles for Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney. He understands the need for a focus on crime prevention and rehabilitation as well as punishment and accountability. Scott is someone who will put the interests of the community first.

 

JULIE ELLEN McCONNELL, Children's Defense Clinic, Clinical Professor of Law - University of Richmond

August 14, 2018

Rarely does a candidate come along who truly understands the value of substance abuse recovery.  Scott's extensive experience in the courtroom uniquely qualifies him to maximize best outcomes to increase public safety while using the courtroom as a special pathway to recovery for those that seek recovery and restoration of good citizenship.

 

JOHN SHINHOLSER, CEO/Founder, McShin Foundation

September 7, 2018

Scott Miles has been a friend and mentor since I began practicing law. Scott is a natural leader with decades of trial experience. His knowledge, direction, and demeanor will be an asset to Chesterfield County as the top prosecutor.

 

DAVID SMITH, Attorney, Henrico County

July 10, 2018

As an organization founded by women who share liberal and progressive principles in Chesterfield County, LWCC aims to support and educate our community members, to encourage political activism and to advocate for candidates and causes that align with our values of inclusivity and equal rights for all people.  With these guiding principles in mind, LIBERAL WOMEN OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY enthusiastically endorses Scott Miles for Chesterfield County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney. 


Scott has a passion for ensuring fairness in the criminal court system and has transformed that passion into a lifelong commitment to public service.  He has made clear that equal access to justice under the law should be afforded to all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, age, gender, sexual identity or other orientation.  We hold Scott Miles in high esteem in our community and we are honored to offer him our full support. 


KIM DREW WRIGHT, Liberal Women of Chesterfield County

April 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

BETSY CARR (D), Virginia House of Delegates, 69th district

August 27, 2018