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Republican challenger for Chesterfield top prosecutor declares victory, as does incumbent GOP sheriff

By MARK BOWES, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Republican Stacey Davenport beat Democrat incumbent Scott Miles in the race for Chesterfield County commonwealth’s attorney following a campaign that pitted Davenport’s more traditional law enforcement approach against Miles’ progressive policies of criminal justice reform.

VaNews November 6, 2019


Prosecutor’s race becomes a referendum on reform

By RICH GRISET, Chesterfield Observer

More than 50 candidates for state and local office will appear on ballots in Chesterfield on Nov. 5, but perhaps no race will have as much direct impact on the county as this year’s commonwealth’s attorney contest. After being elected last fall to complete the remaining year on the four-year term of longtime commonwealth’s attorney Billy Davenport, who retired in 2018, Democrat Scott Miles has been busy reforming the office: dialing back prosecution of low-level, nonviolent misdemeanors, pursuing fewer felony convictions for drug possession charges, eliminating cash bail

VaNews November 1, 2019


Outcome of Chesterfield prosecutor's race could change how criminal justice is handled

By MARK BOWES, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

If Democrat Scott Miles wins Tuesday’s race for Chesterfield County commonwealth’s attorney, breaking a three-decade lock by Republicans, the defense attorney and former public defender plans to immediately usher in progressive reforms that could fundamentally change how criminal justice is administered in Virginia’s fifth-largest locality.

VaNews November 5, 2018