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Leesburg attorney a candidate to lead Virginia State Bar

Jon D. Huddleston, a Leesburg lawyer who has long been active in the Virginia State Bar, has announced his candidacy for president-elect of the organization.

Huddleston has been on Bar Council since 2001 and became a member of its executive committee last year. He has been a member of the VSB’s budget and finance committee since 2003 and its leadership task force since 2004.

He was on the board of governors of the young lawyers conference from 1993 to 1996 served for seven years on the Conference of Local Bar Associations, where he was chairman in 1998.

Huddleston is a partner in the eight-lawyer firm of Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White and was president of the Loudoun County Bar Association in 2003-04. He has a general practice that includes family law, traffic and criminal defense, personal injury and civil litigation.

He graduated from the College of William and Marry in 1986 and from its law school four years later.

The filing deadline for the position is Oct. 1. The successful candidate will become president in June 2009. The current president-elect, Howard W. Martin Jr. of Norfolk, will succeed Karen A. Gould of Richmond as president later this month, and Manuel A. Capsalis of Arlington will become president-elect.

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