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Rusty McGuire sworn in as Commonwealth’s Attorney

Rusty McGuire Sworn In As Louisa Commonwealth’s Attorney

- Supreme Court Justice William C. Mims presided over ceremony. -


Louisa – Today, Rusty McGuire was sworn in as Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney by Justice William C. Mims of the Virginia Supreme Court.  Also sworn in was Tom Garrett, Ashley Davenport and Stephen Sharpe who will serve as assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys.  McGuire was joined by family, friends and members of law enforcement.


On speaking on his swearing in McGuire said “I am proud to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Louisa County and I pledge to ensure justice is firm but fair in Louisa County.”  McGuire was elected on November 8, 2011 when his predecessor Tom Garrett was elected to the Virginia Senate.  On speaking on McGuire’s swearing in Garrett said “Rusty did an outstanding job as my Chief Deputy for the past four years and I know he will do a great job as our next Commonwealth’s Attorney.” 


McGuire and Garrett previously worked for Governor Bob McDonnell when he was the Attorney General of Virginia.  Justice Mims served as McDonnell’s Chief Deputy Attorney General and later as Attorney General when McDonnell stepped down to run for Governor. Mims was appointed to the Supreme Court of Virginia in April of 2010.


McGuire will officially take office on January 1, 2012 but swearing in takes place prior to the new year because of the holiday schedule.