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McEachin, Jewett score big wins without opposition

Jeremy M. Lazarus | 11/8/2019, 6 a.m.
Voters made it official that Colette W. McEachin will be Richmond’s first elected female commonwealth’s attorney. Voters also gave Edward ...

Voters made it official that Colette W. McEachin will be Richmond’s first elected female commonwealth’s attorney.

Voters also gave Edward F. Jewett a second eight-year term as clerk of Richmond Circuit Court.

Mrs. McEachin was appointed as commonwealth’s attorney in July after Michael N. Herring stepped down. She garnered more than 54,000 votes in running without opposition to secure her first four-year term in the post.

Mrs. McEachin, the wife of 4th District Congressman A. Donald McEachin, has more than 20 years of experience with the office, previously serving as a deputy commonwealth’s attorney.

Mr. Jewett was first elected clerk in 2011. He received nearly 65,000 votes in Tuesday’s election. He also ran unopposed.