Denise Lunsford was elected Albemarle County commonwealth’s attorney last month, beating four-term incumbent Jim Camblos. As she prepares to take office, she has fired the county deputy commonwealth’s attorney, Richard Moore.
The Daily Progress reports that Moore, who held the job for four years after serving in similar post in Charlottesville for more than eight years, has been given his walking papers. Moore had supported his old boss for reelection.
Lunsford said she will promote one of the other three assistant commonwealth’s attorneys in the office to deputy and hire a replacement for that position.