Bethany Harrison announced on February 10, 2017 that she will seek the Republican nomination for the office of Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney. The Commonwealth’s Attorney is a local elected officer that is responsible for prosecuting felonies and misdemeanors that happen within the City limits. Joining Harrison for her announcement were several local officers who endorsed her for this office:
UPDATE: Bethany Harrison secured the Republican Nomination for Commonwealth’s Attorney and will stand for election in the General Election on November 7, 2017
- Michael Doucette. The outgoing Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Doucette announced that he will endorse Harrison in her bid to succeed him in the Commonwealth’s Attorney position. Doucette said that being a prosecutor is a calling and that Harrison certainly had that calling. He also praised her judgment in making decisions about cases.
- Chuck Felmlee, Former Deputy to Mike Doucette also gave Harrison his endorsement.
- Eugene Wingfield, Clerk of the Circuit Court for the City of Lynchburg also endorsed Harrison.
These people are the closest to the work the prosecutors do on a daily basis. The endorsements from the people who work in the criminal justice system and know who Bethany Harrison speak volumes for her credibility and ability to be our next Commonwealth’s Attorney. You can watch the announcement here.
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]
Bethany is the only candidate who has been endorsed by a Commonwealth’s Attorney. You can find out more by checking the Endorsement Tracker.