Sunday, March 15, 2009

A QUICK LOOK AT GOP ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATES SET TO DEBATE AT GERMANNA DANIEL CENTER MONDAY NIGHT, MARCH 16


Who are the GOP candidates for Attorney General to debate Monday night, March 16 at 7 at the Germanna Daniel Center in Culpeper follow? Allison Brophy Champion of the Culpeper Star-Exponent fills us in:

JOHN BROWNLEE: Former U.S. Attorney, 2001-2008, appointed by President George W. Bush. Retired U.S. Army officer. Attended high school in Fairfax, graduate of Washington & Lee University and William and Mary School of Law. Served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia 1997 to 2001. Teaches trial advocacy at the University of Virginia. Married to Lee Ann, a former TV news anchor and reporter. The couple has two daughters and live in Roanoke.

KEN CUCCINELLI: State senator, District 37, Fairfax. Patent lawyer who grew up in Northern Virginia. Graduate of the University of Virginia and George Mason University. Married to Teiro. The couple has six children and live in Centreville.

DAVE FOSTER: Partner in Washington, D.C. law office. Served two terms on Arlington County School Board. Longtime member Arlington County Republican Committee. Graduate of University of Virginia School of Law. Married to Martha. The couple has two children and live in Arlington.

The Republicans will select an attorney general candidate to be on the ballot in November at its convention May 29 and 30 in Richmond.

Former Attorney General Bob McDonnell stepped down from the office last month to run on the Republican ticket for governor. The General Assembly appointed Bill Mims, a lawyer and former state legislator, to fill out McDonnell’s term, which expires in January.

Steve Shannon, a Fairfax County state delegate, is the Democrat running for attorney general.

For information about the debate, contact Doug Rogers, 30th District legislative chairman, at 972-8117.