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Vote will be sought to fill county prosecutor position

Friday, May 24, 2013

By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer

The Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will receive Commonwealth’s Attorney Bob Bushnell’s resignation and ask the circuit court to set a special election to fill the prosecutor’s post.

Bushnell’s resignation will become effective on July 1, the same day he will become a judge in the 21st District Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. He was appointed to the judgeship in April.

Also on July 1, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Andrew Nester, now the chief deputy in Bushnell’s office, will become acting commonwealth’s attorney. He will serve in that post until the results of a special election are known, according to Bushnell’s letter.

The county supervisors will consider formally asking Circuit Court Judge David Williams to set the special election on Nov. 5, the same day as the general election.

County Administrator Tim Hall said “whenever there is a vacancy, the circuit court can set the date or the board (of supervisors) can ask the circuit court to set a date.” Virginia law “allows you to try to get special election held at the same time as a regular election, if possible.”

The person who wins the election will fill out the rest of Bushnell’s term, Bushnell’s letter stated. Bushnell won a sixth term as commonwealth’s attorney in November 2011, so his term will expire in 2016.

Bushnell said it is his understanding that the candidate filing deadline for that election is 5 p.m. on Aug. 16.

Nester could not be reached for comment.


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