Just last month, Loudoun County’s chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney, Jim Fisher, announced he would be running for the top prosecutor’s job in neighboring Fauquier County. Well, he still has to run, but now he’s the incumbent.
Just before Fisher had his kickoff campaign event earlier this month, the judges in Fauquier and Loudoun counties appointed him as interim commonwealth’s attorney of Fauquier to take the place of Jonathan Lynn, the prosecutor who recently was named a juvenile court judge.
Fisher, 48, lives in The Plains, will take over the job on Friday and said he was honored that he’d been selected. He is a longtime chairman of the Fauquier Republican Party committee, a former assistant Fairfax prosecutor for seven years and was chief deputy to Loudoun commonwealth’s attorney Jim Plowman for eight years.