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Mims has roots in Harrisonburg

Bill Mims, who is likely to be the commonwealth’s next attorney general, was an All-District offensive tackle for the Harrisonburg High School Blue Streaks in the early 1970s.

Mims was born and raised in Harrisonburg, according to a profile piece from today’s Daily News Record. He also wrestled, ran track, edited the school newspaper and was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He earned his law degree in 1984 from George Washington University, and, in 1986, earned a Master of Law degree from Georgetown University. He went on to serve in the House of Delegates from 1992 to 1997 and in the Senate from 1998 to 2005. He resigned his Senate seat when he was selected to serve as the chief deputy attorney general.

The General Assembly will likely vote at the end of this month to decide if Mims will fill out the unexpired portion of McDonnell’s term.

Posted by Sarah Rodriguez

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