LYNCHBURG, VA – Today Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Doucette announced he will not seek re-election after serving the past 11 years as an elected prosecutor.

For months, Bedford County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and lifelong Lynchburg resident Tim Griffin has been setting the stage to challenge the status quo in the Commonwealth’s Attorney office by bringing his experience as a prosecutor to Lynchburg.

Upon hearing news of Doucette’s decision not to run for re-election, Griffin released the following statement:

“The prosecutor stands in the gap between the oppressor and the oppressed. I have chosen to seek the role of Commonwealth’s Attorney so that I can take the fight to criminals in my hometown of Lynchburg. This city needs a strong, elected prosecutor to stand up against the city’s stagnant crime rates.” 

Currently, Griffin serves as Chairman of the Lynchburg Social Services Advisory Board after an appointment by Lynchburg City Council. He has also worked heavily on behalf of the local Republican Party serving as both Vice-Chairman of the local unit and as Chairman of the 23rd GOP District represented by Delegate Scott Garrett. He is a member of the Lynchburg Morning Rotary Club and a member of Brentwood Church.