Former Lynchburg Bar Association president Randy Nelson was named this morning to fill the unexpired city council term of Del. Scott Garrett. Nelson is appointed to serve until June 30, when Garrett’s term would have expired, reports The News & Advance.
Meanwhile, Roanoke lawyer Ray Ferris formally announced his candidacy for city council Thursday. One of the issues as he runs for the seat is his defense of an unsavory client, reports The Roanoke Times.