Mike Doucette announced on January 25, 2017 that he will not run for re-election for Lynchburg’s top prosecutor position. Doucette has been the Commonwealth’s Attorney for 11 years and he has worked in the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for the past 33 years. During that time, Doucette has earned statewide recognition for the work that he has done trying cases and bringing criminals to justice.
Doucette leaves an office which is also scheduled to lose Deputy prosecutor Chuck Felmlee this summer. The office is responsible for the day in day out prosecution of crimes in the City of Lynchburg.
This is a significant time in our city’s history. For the last 40 years we have had only two Commonwealth’s Attorneys: William G. Petty and Michael Doucette. Petty hired Doucette and Doucette took over when Petty was appointed by the General Assembly as a Judge for the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Technically, Judge Petty hired me just before he was appointed to the Court, but Mike Doucette has been my boss for the vast majority of my time at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
I look forward to bringing a conservative voice and conservative principles to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.