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15 Jun
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Bethany Harrison Wins Republican Nomination in Landslide Victory

Bethany Harrison has secured the Republican nomination for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney in a resounding victory over her challenger, Tim Griffin. With all precincts reporting Bethany Harrison held a nearly 2-1 advantage in the vote total.

This landslide victory shows a clear message from Lynchburg voters that they want experienced leadership in place at the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney filling the vital role of being the top prosecutor in the city.

The overwhelming result saw Bethany sweep every ward in the city.

Bethany will now move on to the general election to be held November 7th. She will go up against Carlos Hutcherson (D), a local attorney.

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09 Jun
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Delegate Kathy Byron (R) 22nd District Endorses Bethany Harrison

Local delegate and consistent champion of conservative causes Kathy Byron, (R) 22nd District, has given her support and endorsement to Bethany Harrison’s campaign for the Republican nomination for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney.  Delegate Byron, in stating the reason for her support of Bethany’s campaign states:

“I’m supporting Bethany Harrison for Lynchburg’s Commonwealth Attorney, and I urge you to vote for her in the Republican Primary on June 13.  A strong conservative woman who shares our respect for the Constitution, we can count on Bethany Harrison to defend our Second Amendment rights. Bethany understands the need for strong families and shares our traditional values, including protecting the right to life.  As a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, Bethany Harrison has the experience our next Commonwealth’s Attorney needs. For more than a decade, Bethany has been successfully prosecuting serious felony offenses and fighting to keep the people of Lynchburg safe. Bethany Harrison is the principled conservative we need as Commonwealth’s Attorney. She has earned my support and deserves your vote on June 13.”- Del. Kathy Byron (R) 22nd District

Delegate Byron’s support is very meaningful and places her alongside other dedicated public servants who recognize that the citizens of Lynchburg deserve experienced conservative leadership from their Commonwealth’s Attorney.  For a full listing of those who have endorsed Bethany Harrison’s campaign, visit the Endorsement Tracker

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05 Jun
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12 Commonwealth’s Attorneys Endorse Bethany Harrison, the Only Candidate to Receive Even One Such Endorsement

Today Bethany Harrison’s campaign for the Republican nomination for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney announced the 11th and 12th Commonwealth’s Attorneys who have endorsed Bethany for the position.

Bethany has the support of both Marsha Garst (R), Commonwealth’s Attorney for Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg and Tracy Quackenbush Martin (I), Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Bethany Harrison is the only candidate to be endorsed by a Commonwealth’s Attorney.  Those who do the job and know what it takes to get the job done on behalf of those they serve know that Bethany Harrison is the only candidate with the experience and leadership to be the Commonwealth’s Attorney the people of Lynchburg deserve.

Ms. Garst writes:

I am happy to endorse a fellow Republican, Bethany Harrison, for the office of Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Lynchburg. In my almost 20 years serving as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg I’ve always made it a priority to get violent criminals off the streets and obtain justice for the victims of crime.  Successfully doing the job takes experience and a passion for advocating on behalf of crime victims. Bethany Harrison has the experience, having served for over a decade under Mike Doucette, an accomplished and well-respected prosecutor.  Bethany also has that needed passion for the job. She has my full support.  I encourage my Republican friends in Lynchburg to go to the polls and vote for Bethany Harrison on June 13.- Marsha Garst (R), Rockingham County/City of Harrisonburg

 

Ms. Martin writes:

 I have known Bethany Harrison for a number of years since my own election in 2013.  I have found her to be a seasoned prosecutor and leader.  Bethany exhibits the traits any community would want in its Commonwealth’s Attorney:  a deep commitment to justice, a passion for her community, a wealth of experience as a litigator, and a history of effective management and leadership.  Prosecuting for more than ten years, she possesses specialized skills and training in a host of violent crimes, including capital murder.  She is ready to use those skills for the people of Lynchburg.  A seasoned prosecutor knows her decisions stand to impact not just a single case or individual, but rather, the safety and security of everyone.  Bethany is already acclimated to making prosecutorial decisions, and supervising others, with a view toward the broader impact of each case.  Every community deserves an attorney as committed and knowledgeable as Bethany Harrison to make the hard decisions the job requires.  She is ready to fulfill the demands of this office on day one.  Lynchburg needs the highly capable leadership of Bethany Harrison to spearhead its charge for justice.  I wholeheartedly support her in her desire to serve Lynchburg as its next chief prosecutor.  I encourage you to vote for Bethany Harrison for Commonwealth’s Attorney on June 13. – Tracy Quackenbush Martin
Commonwealth’s Attorney, Halifax County

 

 

For a full listing of those endorsing Bethany Harrison and links to what they have to say about why she is the only candidate to support in the Republican Primary on June 13th, visit the Endorsement Tracker.

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01 Jun
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Republican Chris Billias becomes the 10th Commonwealth’s Attorney to endorse Bethany Harrison

Lynchburg’s Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Bethany Harrison’s campaign has now been endorsed by a 10th currently serving Commonwealth’s Attorney. Chris Billias (R), Commonwealth’s Attorney for Rockbridge County and the City of Lexington is a former criminal defense attorney in the City of Lynchburg. He once maintained a law office in Lynchburg. With that background Mr. Billias is very well situated to understand what it takes to get the job done as Commonwealth’s Attorney of the City of Lynchburg. His unequivocal endorsement, along with the prior endorsement of 9 of his colleagues, speaks volumes about Bethany’s preparedness for office on day one. Mr. Billias writes:

“I’m very pleased to endorse Bethany Harrison for Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Lynchburg.  I once had a law office in Lynchburg and did extensive criminal defense work in Lynchburg courts. I know the job of Commonwealth’s Attorney and I know the criminal justice system in Lynchburg. I have known Bethany for many years. Her work ethic is second to none as is her passion for ensuring that justice prevails.  For over a decade Bethany has truly been a champion for victims of crime.  As Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City, Bethany has the experience needed to be the head of Lynchburg’s office, which is one of the largest law offices in our region.  As a fellow Republican, I know Bethany’s conservative values will shape her administration of the office.  I urge my Lynchburg friends to vote for Bethany Harrison for Commonwealth’s Attorney in the June 13 Republican primary.” – Chris Billias (R), Commonwealth’s Attorney Rockbridge County/City of Lexington

Bethany Harrison has also been endorsed by Republican delegates, Sheriffs of neighboring jurisdictions and a retired judge. For a full list of endorsements, visit the Endorsement Tracker.

Bethany Harrison’s opponent has not been endorsed by any Commonwealth’s Attorney, not even his current boss in Bedford County or his former boss in Amherst County.

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30 May
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Daniel Rutherford (R), Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Endorses Bethany Harrison

Daniel Rutherford (R), the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Nelson County has joined the ever-growing and impressive list of Commonwealth’s Attorneys, Sheriffs and other professionals who know what it takes to do an effective job as Commonwealth’s Attorney and endorsed Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Bethany Harrison for the Republican nomination June 13.

Mr. Rutherford is the 9th Commonwealth’s Attorney and the 3rd Commonwealth’s Attorney in the local judicial circuit to endorse Bethany Harrison. Within the 24th Judicial Circuit, Mike Doucette (City of Lynchburg) and Paul McAndrews (Campbell County) have also endorsed Bethany Harrison. Samuel Johnston, the former Chief Judge of the 24th Judicial Circuit has also endorsed Bethany’s campaign.

No Commonwealth’s Attorney has endorsed her opponent.

In setting forth why Bethany Harrison is the clear choice for Lynchburg Republicans, Mr. Rutherford writes:

I enthusiastically endorse Bethany Harrison for the Republican Nomination for Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Lynchburg.  I know Bethany and I know she has all the qualities Lynchburg Republicans could want in their nominee for Commonwealth’s Attorney. Bethany is an experienced and highly respected trial attorney more than capable of prosecuting violent criminals and taking them off the streets.  Bethany is a steadfast conservative Republican who shares our values.  As Commonwealth’s Attorney of Nelson County I know what it takes to be effective in this job.  I say without hesitation that Bethany Harrison has what it takes.  She is clearly Lynchburg’s best choice to be your next Commonwealth’s Attorney and I encourage you to vote for her. 

Daniel L. Rutherford (R) Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney

For a full list of those who have endorsed Bethany Harrison, head to the Endorsement Tracker.

 

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24 May
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Chris Russell, City of Buena Vista, Becomes 8th Commonwealth’s Attorney to Endorse Bethany Harrison

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.

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22 May
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William “Billy” Davenport (R) Chesterfield County becomes 7th Commonwealth’s Attorney to Endorse Bethany Harrison

Today Bethany Harrison’s campaign for the Republican nomination for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney announced the endorsement of William “Billy” Davenport, (R) Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney.  Mr. Davenport has served the citizens of Chesterfield County since 1987.  He knows the value of experienced leadership in the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. The list of law enforcement professionals who really know what it takes to do the job endorsing Bethany Harrison continues to grow.  Mr. Davenport is now the 7th Commonwealth’s Attorney to endorse Bethany Harrison.  In making his endorsement he says,

“I ask my fellow republicans in Lynchburg to support the nomination of Bethany Harrison for the position of Commonwealth’s Attorney.  She is by far the best qualified and most worthy candidate to fill the shoes of one of the most respected prosecutors in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Mike Doucette. Bethany’s more than a decade of experience prosecuting significant cases and learning under Mike’s direction provide her the tools she needs to succeed as your next Commonwealth’s Attorney.  As a fellow Republican she shares the values we want in our nominees.  I am glad to endorse Bethany in her campaign and I encourage you to cast your vote for her.” – William Davenport, (R) Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney

To see a full list of those endorsing Bethany Harrison’s campaign and read their full endorsements, visit the Endorsement Tracker.

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16 May
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The TRUTH about Gangs in Lynchburg

The TRUTH about Gangs in Lynchburg

Tim Griffin makes claims about gangs and gang activity in Lynchburg. Here is where you can find out the TRUTH.

 Claim: Bethany Harrison does not take gang activity in Lynchburg seriously.

The TRUTH: Bethany Harrison has aggressively prosecuted gang members since 2006.

  • Bethany is the only candidate who has a proven track record of prosecuting gangs and gang members.
  • Bethany has won convictions against numerous gang members, sent them to prison, and gotten them off of our streets.
  • Bethany has received specialized training in the prosecution of gang cases.
  • Bethany has existing relationships with Lynchburg law enforcement tracking and fighting gangs.

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15 May
0

Amherst County Sheriff E.W. Viar, Jr. endorses Bethany Harrison

Bethany Harrison’s campaign for the Republican nomination for Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney announced today that she has been endorsed by Amherst County Sheriff E.W. Viar, Jr.

As Sheriff of a neighboring jurisdiction, Sheriff Viar has had the chance to observe and work with Bethany over the years. He knows that she has what it takes to lead the Lynchburg Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

“After 33 years in law enforcement, I know the value of experienced leadership in the office of Commonwealth’s Attorney. It is vital to the safety of the citizens of Lynchburg to have an experienced and aggressive prosecutor like Bethany Harrison as their next Commonwealth’s Attorney. She has the ability to handle any case and make sure violent offenders are brought to justice. I urge the citizens of Lynchburg to vote for Bethany Harrison in the June 13th Republican primary.”
-E.W. Viar, Jr. Amherst County Sheriff

Those who know what it takes to do an effective job as Commonwealth’s Attorney know that Bethany Harrison is the only candidate in this race who has what it takes.

She has now been endorsed by 6 Commonwealth’s Attorneys, including the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Lynchburg, Campbell County and Appomattox County. Bethany is the only candidate who has been endorsed by a Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Bethany has now also been endorsed by the Sheriffs of Amherst and Campbell County.

Visit the Endorsement Tracker to see the full list of those endorsing Bethany Harrison’s campaign.

 

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10 May
0

Appomattox County Commonwealth’s Attorney Darrel Puckett Endorses Bethany Harrison

Today Bethany Harrison announced that Darrel Puckett, longtime Commonwealth’s Attorney of neighboring Appomattox County, has endorsed her campaign for the Republican nomination for Commonwealth’s Attorney of the City of Lynchburg. Mr. Puckett has served the citizens of Appomattox County as their Commonwealth’s Attorney for over 18 years and is widely respected across Virginia for his work.

As Commonwealth’s Attorney of a neighboring jurisidction Mr. Puckett recognizes the need for capable experienced leadership in Lynchburg as the offices frequently must work together to do justice for the citizens of Central Virginia. Campbell County Commonewalth’s Attorney Paul McAndrews has also endorsed Bethany Harrison for the same reasons.

Mr. Puckett explains his endorsement of Bethany Harrison for the position of Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Lynchburg:

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