Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on the Retirement of Judge Larry Elder from the Court of Appeals of Virginia

Seal of Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Seal of Dinwiddie County, Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Judge Larry G. Elder from the Court of Appeals of Virginia effectiveOctober 1, 2013:

“Judge Larry Elder’s life has been dedicated to serving the people of Virginia.  Judge Elder has served honorably on the Court of Appeals of Virginia since 1991, and he previously served as a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge for over five years.  Prior to taking the bench, he served as Commonwealth’s Attorney and County Attorney for Dinwiddie County

“During his twenty-seven years on the bench, Judge Elder developed a reputation as a fair and knowledgeable jurist.  He exemplifies the best that Virginia has to offer—a heart for public service, a desire for justice, and a great love for the people and laws of the Commonwealth.  He will be missed on the Court of Appeals, and I wish him the best in his retirement.

“Given that the fall term of the Court of Appeals has already begun, I plan to fill this vacancy in short order.”

Due to the necessity of filling this vacancy, the Office of the Governor will accept applications until Monday, September 16th.  The Governor and his staff will then evaluate the applications, conduct the appropriate interviews, and make the appointment no later than October 1, 2013.  The application and information is available atwww.governor.virginia.gov/vacancies.cfm.
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