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Breaking News: Jeremy McCleary to run for Commonwealth’s Attorney

June 2, 2011

We have this all over our twitter and Facebook account, but for those who stop here first or subscribe via email, we wanted to post this breaking news here.

On the heels of our earlier announcement that three term Commonwealth’s Attorney Albert T. Mitchell would not seek a fourth term, we have news that Jeremy McCleary, the Mayor of Woodstock and Chair of the Shenandoah County Republican Party is seeking the Republican nomination for the office of Commonwealth’s Attorney. McCleary was elected Mayor in 2010 and has recently earned plaudits from the Free Press for his leadership in seeking a balanced budget for the town. McCleary is a graduate of William and Mary and the Syracuse University College of Law. He is married to Dragana McCleary, who works in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.

The process for nomination has not yet been slated, due to the change in precinct boundary lines affecting nominations for the Board of Supervisors. The Republican Committee will pass a call for the nominating process at a June 15th meeting of the elected committee, which consists of precinct officers, district chairs, at-large members, other officers, and elected officials. Past history suggests that the party will choose a convention.

We will have continuing information on this story as it develops.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a member of the Republican Committee of Shenandoah County, and I consider Jeremy McCleary a good friend. However, as always, we’ll strive to bring you just the facts here at Shenandoah Sunshine. Of course, we appreciate tips on what you’re hearing out there. Email us at

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike permalink
    June 8, 2011 12:19 pm

    I can think of several better canditates than a rookie mayor, who ran unopposed, and has only been practicing law for less than two years.


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