Gov. Bob McDonnell has named two deputy counselors.
J. Randall Minchew, a prominent Loudoun County land use lawyer, will be deputy counselor and advisor to the governor. Minchew has been managing partner at the Leesburg office of Walsh, Colucci, Lubely, Emrich & Walsh PC since 1998. He is a 1984 Washington & Lee law grad.
Jeffrey S. Palmore, most recently a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, was named a deputy counselor. Palmore has been active in Republican politics, working in a number of campaigns, including McDonnell’s successful gubernatorial run in 2009. He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from William & Mary.
– Paul Fletcher