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Paul Walther is the experienced candidate for Culpeper County commonwealth's attorney in the November election. He has a long history
I encourage all Culpeper voters, regardless of party affiliation, to join me and the many knowledgeable citizens and leaders in our community--Republicans, Democrats, and Independents--to support Paul Walther for Culpeper commonwealth's attorney.
There is no Democratic candidate in this race. Local attorneys respect Mr. Walther, the Republican candidate, and appreciate his long experience as a prosecutor. No Democrat sought to unseat him after he became the county's chief prosecutor upon former Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Close's sudden resignation.
Mr. Walther's opponent, who lost the Republican nomination and who had moved from Richmond to Culpeper County to establish residence at her grandmother's home to run for the office, has been out of Regent University Law School for only two years and has never tried a criminal case. Her knowledge of our community is very limited, as she has been residing in urban parts of the state for the past 20 years. She has exploited the mishandled Scroggins/Hash case and the fact that Mr. Walther's former boss, who had tried the case, resigned, as the sole basis for her candidacy.
Culpeper County's chief prosecutor's job is not a job for a beginning lawyer. Paul Walther is the only candidate in this race who has tried a criminal case, and he's tried thousands, including jury trials. The choice should be clear to any knowledgeable and concerned Culpeper citizen.
Samuel Rixey Walker
Mr. Walker is an attorney in Culpeper.