Gloucester Commonwealth’s Attorney Holly Smith’s position will likely not be filled until the Nov. 5 general election. The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to petition the court to request that no special election be ordered after she leaves her post July 1.
The General Assembly recently appointed Smith, who has been Gloucester’s Commonwealth’s Attorney since 2012, to a Juvenile and Domestic Relations judgeship in the 9th Judicial District, which includes Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, York, Charles City, James City, King William and King and Queen counties, and the City of Williamsburg.
County attorney Ted Wilmot advised the board that since Smith’s vacancy will occur within 12 months of the scheduled end of her term, Virginia Code states that board of supervisors is allowed to petition the court to request that no special election be ordered, making the position subject to election at the next general election, whic...
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