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.
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]