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Changes coming to Louisa government

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

He has prosecuted child sexual predators, murderers, thieves and drug dealers, helping to cut Louisa County’s crime rates for five years.

Now, Senator Tom Garrett, District 22, has announced he is leaving the Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and entering into private practice in Goochland.

According to Garrett, having a district comparable in size to  Delaware, he is often on the road and his decision to go into private practice resulted from having the ability to control his own schedule.

When asked what he will miss the most, Garrett said that was easy. He enjoys working with the men and women in law enforcement, adding that it was a pleasure and honor to have worked with them. He hopes to maintain his relationship with the law enforcement community.

Garrett is most proud of the work he and others in the commonwealth’s attorney’s office have done to cut what he describes as the serious crime rate in Louisa County.

“You look back and can say we made a difference,” Garrett said.

“In the senate, I am going to look you in the eye and tell you what my goals are and what I am going to try and do and then I am going to try and do it,” Garrett said. “I am going to do the same thing in private practice.”

According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire, Garrett is one of the finest attorneys he has ever worked with and his decision to leave results in a big gap to fill.

To read the entire story, see the July 18 edition of The Central Virginian.