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Nester unopposed for attorney post
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Henry County Commonwealth’s Attorney Andrew Nester announced Saturday that he will be unopposed in a special election for the position Nov. 5.
Nester said he had received confirmation from Henry County Registrar Elizabeth Stone that he will be the only qualified candidate to appear on the ballot, according to a news release from Nester.
The deadline to be on the ballot in the election for the full-time post was 5 p.m. Friday, the release added.
Nester has served as commonwealth’s attorney since June 28, when he succeeded outgoing Commonwealth’s Attorney Bob Bushnell after Bushnell was sworn in as a new judge in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court for the 21st Judicial District. Nester announced he would seek election to the post July 1.
Nester stated in the release that he was grateful for the support his campaign has received.
“I am grateful at the numerous people in our county who have agreed to support me in my efforts to continue to be Henry County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney and especially grateful for the public support of Sheriff Lane Perry,” Nester said. “With the threat of a contested election gone, I can now give full focus to seeking justice, fighting crime and making Henry County a safer place to live and raise a family.”
Prior to becoming commonwealth’s attorney, Nester began his career with the office as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in 2005 before being promoted to chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney earlier this year.
In the release, Nester stated he has “a personal commitment to fighting crime and holding people responsible for the crimes they commit.
“I aspire to work hard to obtain justice for victims of crimes in a fair and reasonable way,” Nester added in the release.