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Panel backs reelection of Judge Alexander

A House committee has approved the election of Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander to a third eight-year term on the bench.

Alexander came under scrutiny by the panel for his handling of a special grand jury that looked into management of the Franklin County sheriff’s department. He later acknowledged in writing that, if the matter were to arise again, he would recuse himself.

According to The Roanoke Times, there was no opposition in Friday’s vote to certify Alexander for reappointment.

By Peter Vieth

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