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Athey nominated for judgeship

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.