Letter: Holly Smith supported
On the very last day to file, Bob Hicks, a Democrat (who ran his last race as an independent), made it known that he will be seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for Commonwealth’s Attorney against Holly Smith, a lifelong Republican.
The nomination will be determined tonight at the Republican Mass Meeting to be held at Botetourt Elementary School on Main Street. Registration to participate begins at 5 p.m. and will close no later than 6:45 p.m.
Holly is Commonwealth’s Attorney for James City County, but cut her teeth in the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Newport News. She has prosecuted everything from child sex and abuse cases, vice and narcotics offenses, gun crimes and white collar crimes to juvenile and domestic related crimes. She was promoted to Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney of a violent crimes unit, where she assisted in supervising and managing a team of trial attorneys who specialize in the prosecution of the city’s most violent offenders charged with robberies, rapes, maimings and murders. This was in addition to maintaining her own docket of court cases.
Holly serves the community as an adjunct professor at the College of William and Mary Law School in the Legal Skills Program and is an adjunct professor for Saint Leo University. Holly has been proud to serve the community as a coach with the Virginia High School Mock Trial Competition and served as a judge in the tournaments in recent years.
Holly is passionate about implementing a holistic approach to crime prevention and effective prosecution by partnering with law enforcement, schools, the Boys and Girls Club and other organizations, in being proactive to minimizing unlawful occurrences and in ensuring the community gets the justice
it is entitled to.
A large number of voters will be needed to cast their votes for Holly Smith. Every vote will sincerely matter to overcome a longstanding incumbent. Your attendance at this meeting is crucial if you want to seriously start prosecuting crime in Gloucester, because the nominee is strictly chosen by the number of votes in attendance for that nominee. There are no proxy votes.
Please join me in nominating a razor-sharp, principled, hard-working and effective Commonwealth’s Attorney this Thursday, July 21, by casting your vote for Holly Smith to be the Republican nominee for Commonwealth’s Attorney for Gloucester County.