Del. Clay Athey has been nominated by fellow legislators for a seat on the 26th Judicial Circuit bench.
Athey, a Front Royal attorney, did not seek re-election to the House this year. He is being nominated for the vacancy left by this year’s retirement of Judge John Prosser of Winchester.
Del. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, tells the Northern Virginia Daily the Shenandoah Valley caucus hopes Athey can be considered for election by the 2012 General Assembly.