Today the General Assembly elected Loudoun Commonwealth Attorney Jim Plowman to an eight-year term as a judge in the 20thJudicial Circuit. Plowman will take office November 1st, just days before he would have been re-elected to serve his 5th term as Loudoun’s Commonwealth Attorney. He will be replacing Judge Jeffrey W. Parker when he retires this fall with 5 years left on his third term.
“I think the position of Judge, in any court, is something that a person is called to do,” Plowman wrote in a letter to state legislators. “Some may seek out these positions as a desire or culmination to cap off a career. I question whether those are the correct motives. I see this a more of a duty to men and women, whose sense of obligation has called them. These individuals would be well positioned, qualified and vested in their community to best serve the needs of its citizens. These individuals would also understand and know how to ensure that each person has equal access to the court system and is able to provide for the fair administration of justice. I believe I meet those criteria.”.
Democrats have nominated Buta Biberaj as their candidate to replace Jim Plowman as Commonwealth Attorney.