Jim Fisher, the amiable and able Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney of Loudoun County, announced the other day that he is running for Fauquier County’s top prosecutor’s job. With Loudoun prosecutor Jim Plowman already facing a contested reelection, the last thing he needs is to have to run his own office as well as his campaign.
When Plowman eased into the prosecutor’s office in the 2003 election, after incumbent Rob Anderson renounced his Republicanism, he tapped Fisher to actually keep the office moving. Both are graduates of the Robert Horan School of Prosecution in Fairfax, where Fisher did seven years as an assistant, then eight years in private defense and civil practice before returning to prosecution with Plowman.
Fisher, 48, lives in The Plains in Fauquier and has long sought the commonwealth’s attorney job there. That post is being vacated by Jonathan Lynn, who is becoming a juvenile court judge. Fisher actually will stay in his Loudoun post until the election. He has a murder trial set for July in the ongoing case of the killing of William Bennett in Lansdowne in March 2009, and another murder trial in October.
At present, Fisher is unopposed in Fauquier ,where he has chaired the Republican Party committee for years. For more information, you can go to his campaign website, and watch a video of him sitting very seriously in various meetings with friends pretending to discuss the law.