Chris Russell (I), Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Buena Vista since 2004 has become the 8th Commonwealth’s Attorney to endorse Bethany Harrison’s campaign for the Republican nomination for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Bethany Harrison is the only candidate to have received an endorsement from a Commonwealth’s Attorney. Mr. Russell, like his colleagues who have endorsed Bethany, recognizes the irreplaceable value of experienced leadership in the role of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Bethany’s years of service in the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has earned not only the trust of those with whom she serves but also experienced prosecutors like Mr. Russell.  He writes:

“I endorse and support Bethany Harrison to be the next Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Lynchburg. I have been the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Buena Vista since 2004. I have the insight gained through years of experience to know the unique challenges and burdens placed upon a Commonwealth’s Attorney. Those years have also shown me what it takes to successfully meet those challenges and keep violent criminals off of the streets. Bethany unquestionably has the knowledge, experience and qualifications to meet the challenge of being Lynchburg’s next Commonwealth’s Attorney. I encourage you to vote for her.” Chris Russell (I) Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Buena Vista

For a full list of those endorsing Bethany’s campaign, visit the Endorsement Tracker.

UPDATE: Lynchburg Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Bethany Harrison has now been endorsed by 15 Commonwealth’s Attorneys including the Commonwealth’s Attorney from every local jurisdiction.
[Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Buena Vista, Campbell, Halifax, Lexington/Rockbridge, Nelson, Pittsylvania & the retiring Commonwealth’s Attorney of the City of Lynchburg]