There are 18, count ‘em, 18 candidates seeking two soon-to-be-available circuit judgeships in Chesapeake.
One seat is open now, following the appointment of Judge S. Bernard Goodwyn to the Supreme Court of Virginia last month. Judge Frederick Creekmore will be retiring.
State lawmakers representing Chesapeake recently interviewed all 18 candidates, reports The Virginian-Pilot. The list includes local lawyers and lower-court judges. The Pilot did not name the 18 names.
With both Republicans and Democrats representing parts of the city, and with the House in GOP hands and the Senate now controlled by the Dems, local lawmakers said they expect some give and take in deciding just who gets the two jobs.