David F. Smith says there are few, if any, elected offices that carry more responsibility in the criminal justice system than that of Commonwealth Attorney.
Smith states in a press release announcing his candidacy that he believes the position requires a mature and experienced attorney who will seek to try the most serious of crimes in a fair but swift manner….and that sentences for drug offenses should be stern.
Smith has been practicing law since 1980 and served two years as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney under both Eddie C. Lovelace and Larry Rogers.
Smith says he is looking forward to discussing several issues over the coming months leading up to the November 6th General Election.
The current Commonwealth Attorney is Matthew Leveridge of Jamestown. Leveridge is in the final year of a six year term and is seeking re-election to that position.