Ray Morrogh, the longtime deputy prosecutor in Fairfax who hopes to succeed his retiring boss, Bob Horan, filed as expected for the local Democratic nomination for commonwealth’s attorney. But he’ll have an opponent this fall: Arlington assistant commonwealth’s attorney Patrick McDade will seek the GOP nod for Fairfax commonwealth’s attorney, reports the Washington Post.
With yesterday’s filing deadlines in Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William County, a pair of veteran prosecutors in the area will get a free pass for another term. In Arlington, Dick Trodden, a Democrat, won’t have a Republican opponent. Trodden said nice things about McDade, who graduated from the George Mason law school in 2004, but he won’t endorse McDade over Morrogh. Democrat Butch Ebert in Prince William likewise won’t have a GOPer running against him.
Republican prosecutor Jim Plowman in Loudoun County doesn’t have a Democrat running against him yet; the Dems in Loudoun have until April 26 to file.