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Freshour announces CA bid

SoVaNow.com / April 25, 2013
Interim county prosecutor Michael Freshour announced on Tuesday that he will seek election to the position of Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney. The election will be held in November.

Freshour has been serving as Commonwealth’s Attorney since August, when he was sworn in to fill the vacancy created when the former Commonwealth’s Attorney, Kimberly S. White, was appointed a Circuit Court judge.

Prior to becoming Commonwealth’s Attorney, Freshour started his career as a prosecutor serving as the Project Exile Prosecutor for one year, before serving as the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for seven years.

Freshour said his campaign will emphasize his experience as a prosecutor. “Understanding what is required to prove each case — how to build a case and then prove it beyond a reasonable doubt — requires experience and dedication. I have that required combination and have been successfully prosecuting cases in each of the courts of Halifax County for the last nine years,” he said in a press release announcing his candidacy.

“Having the experience to successfully prosecute a case accentuates the efforts of law enforcement, brings criminals to justice and helps protect the community. I am proud of my work as a prosecutor and I am seeking election this November in order to continue to serve Halifax County as Commonwealth’s Attorney.”

A resident of Halifax County since 2000, Freshour was an associate with the law offices of W.W. Bennett and served as an assistant public defender.

Freshour is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Oklahoma City University School of Law. He and his wife, Melissa Fraser, along with their four children, reside in South Boston.

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