Who Will Run The Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney Office Now?
This has been bubbling for some time, but it’s now official – Jim Fisher is leaving the Loudoun CA’s office to run the Fauquier CA office. Fauquier CA Jonathan Lynn (who beat Fisher years ago) has been appointed to a judgeship and Fisher will serve out Lynn’s term, while simultaneously running for the office in this year’s election (nice deal for Fisher – it pays to be a big part of the GOBN!). As of this time, I have heard of no one else interested in the position, and it looks like Fisher won’t be coming back to Loudoun.
The biggest problem this creates is of course in the Loudoun CA office, where Fisher serves as the de facto Commonwealth’s Attorney according to many inside sources. Putative Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman is often referred to as the George W. Bush of the office while Fisher is Dick Cheney running the show while the boss dawdles. The sound you hear right now is a huge sucking sound as the gravitas leaves the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. This is terrible timing for Plowman heading into an election where his competence will be strongly questioned.
UPDATE: The Jim Plowman campaign theme song!