Important race in an important county – Chesterfield. As the following press release from Chesterfield Commonwealth Attorney Scott Miles (D) notes, he “was the first Chesterfield Democrat to be elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in decades,” and now is officially the Democratic candidate for the general election this fall. Let’s help Miles hold this important, consequential position, and definitely not let the Republicans take it back!
Scott Miles will be the Democratic candidate for Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney
~Miles was the first Chesterfield Democrat to be elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in decades.~
CHESTERFIELD, VA– Scott Miles, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Chesterfield County, will not be facing any Democratic challengers ahead of the November general election, according to an announcement by the Chesterfield County Democratic Committee earlier today.
The community’s response to Miles’ reform platform carried him to a landmark victory in the 2018 special election campaign. Miles has since received praise from community members for immediately implementing criminal justice reform with positive results. After seeing what he can do in a short term, Chesterfield residents are eager to ensure that Scott Miles gets four years to establish best practices in their criminal justice system.
Some of the new policies implemented by Miles’ administration include reducing the use of cash bail for defendants, increasing flexibility on marijuana and suspended driver’s license misdemeanors, and establishing a community engagement initiative.
Miles responded to the news of his imminent nomination by saying, “I’m honored to receive the Chesterfield County Democratic Committee’s nomination for Commonwealth’s Attorney. Last year, CCDC support was crucial to my campaign’s success. We look forward to partnering with this formidable organization again as I seek re-election in November.
In the nearly six months I’ve been in office, I’ve been able to fulfill many of the promises I made on the campaign trail, and make significant improvements to how this part of our local government serves the community. Now, I’ve turned my attention to longer-term initiatives like a drug case diversion program to encourage those suffering from substance abuse disorder to commit themselves to treatment and recovery, discovery reform to promote fairness in our courthouse, and asset forfeiture reform to ensure that we only seize property accumulated by profitable criminal enterprises in order to disrupt their operations. I’m looking forward to making the case to Chesterfield voters that I be allowed to serve four more years to make lasting improvements in how we administer justice here. The community’s response to what I’ve been able to do so far has been encouraging, and I’m optimistic that Chesterfield voters will see the value of these efforts and re-elect me on November 5th.”