New deputy commonwealth’s attorney

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

John F. Haugh is sworn into office by Judge Timothy K. Sanner on Aug. 26 in the Louisa County circuit courtroom as Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire looks on.

John F. Haugh is sworn into office by Judge Timothy K. Sanner on Aug. 26 in the Louisa County circuit courtroom as Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire looks on.

There is a new face in the Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.

John F. Haugh is the new deputy commonwealth’s attorney, filling the position vacated by Senator Tom Garrett when he left to go into private practice in July.

Haugh, who attended Virginia Commonwealth University, attended law school at the College of William & Mary, graduating in 1986 with his juris doctorate.

Originally, Haugh was heading down an academic path toward law enforcement, but VCU introduced him to the courtroom side of things and he became more interested in that.

“[In] exploring a law enforcement career, it exposed me to what was going on [with] the law side of things in court and found that a much more attractive thing for me,” Haugh said.

Following his graduation, Haugh opened his own private practice. Then he was offered the opportunity to become a prosecutor, where he could go into court and try cases more often—that was the initial draw.

To read the entire story, see the Oct. 3 edition of The Central Virginian.

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