Two female Democrats appear to be taking the top law enforcement positions in Henrico County.
As of 10 p.m., incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor was leading Republican challenger Owen Conway with 62% of the vote with about 99% of the precincts reporting
Two women are facing off in next week’s election for the top prosecutor’s job in Henrico County. Incumbent Shannon Taylor, 51, a Democrat, is running for her third term as Henrico’s commonwealth’s attorney. She first took the post in 2012 and within a month cleaned house, firing seven of the outgoing administration’s more senior attorneys, including her current Republican challenger, Owen Conway.
Democratic incumbent Shannon Taylor fended off Republican Tony Pham on Tuesday to win a second term as Henrico County commonwealth's attorney.
In the other two county constitutional office races, heavily favored incumbent Michael L. Wade won the race for sheriff over James Layne, while Heidi S. Barshinger bested Tinesha M. Jackson in the open race for clerk of court.
Incoming Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney Shannon Taylor will remove the top echelon of prosecutors in the office and bring in three new attorneys for her management team, one from Goochland County and two from Richmond.
The moves announced by the newly elected prosecutor yesterday wipe out more than 150 years of cumulative experience in the office, not including veteran Commonwealth's Attorney Wade A. Kizer, who did not run for re-election and joined the office in 1986.
A three-way race for Henrico County commonwealth's attorney defies tradition and could reveal new political fault lines in a locality accustomed to predictable electoral outcomes that begin with "R."
Left behind by a mobilized, wealthy Republican Party that has turned to an independent, Republican Matthew P. Geary, 41, and Democrat Shannon Taylor, 43, hope their alarms over alleged campaign deceits can overcome a longtime Republican legislator willing to abandon his past political label to seize an unfamiliar line of work.
Apparent front-runner Bill Janis was targeted Wednesday in another round of accusations raised by his opposition in the race for Henrico County commonwealth's attorney.
Democrat Shannon Taylor filed a complaint with the State Bar arguing that Janis' "disregard (of) a federal judge's opinion" in campaign material "reflects negatively on Janis' fitness to practice law."
A former political opponent of Bill Janis says he has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice over Janis' use of the word "Republican" in campaign literature and over pictures of Janis accompanied by Henrico County deputy sheriffs.
One candidate has pulled away from the rest when it comes to cash on hand in the last lap of the Henrico County commonwealth's attorney race.
Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, who is giving up his delegate's seat to run as an independent, reported a campaign balance of $118,763 as of Oct. 26, a total fattened in part by a $25,000 donation from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th.
On a balmy Saturday morning a week ago, the three candidates for Henrico County prosecutor awakened to another day of politicking in a place where local election outcomes tend to be nearly as certain as the sunrise for Republicans.
This fall, that couldn't be further from the truth.
A debate scheduled for tonight among three candidates for Henrico County commonwealth's attorney may end up being a monologue.
Republican candidate Matthew Geary is the only candidate likely to show up for the debate, whose unusual format includes five questions that already have been submitted to the candidates to ponder.