The Virginia General Assembly took action on Jan. 16 to fill the vacant position in the 20th Judicial District for a Circuit Court Judge.
The election of this Judge will be effective July 1, which is when the judge will take the bench.
The 20th Judicial District is comprised of Loudoun, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties. This position, and many others across the state, had been unfunded.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman said filling this position will bring important results for Loudoun County, particularly helping with the increased activity in the Drug Court in 2019.
“I’m grateful that the General Assembly took action to fill this much needed position as it will help relieve pressure on our court’s dockets and ensure the citizens’ ability to resolve disputes without unnecessary delays,” Plowman said. “Additionally, this is a positive step forward in adding to the judiciary that will need this resource to ensure they have the flexibility in adding our revitalized Drug Court docket which is scheduled to become active this spring.”