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Another Contender For Commonwealth’s Attorney?

I received word from current Stafford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Chichester that longtime Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Olsen will make an announcement on the Stafford Court House steps today at 4:30 p.m. I hate to jump the gun, but I presume he will announce his intent to run for the office Chichester is vacating after 40 years.

Chichester has already endorsed Olsen as his successor.

Olsen ran for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Fredericksburg in 2008, coming in third in a tight race with Joseph Hicks and winner LaBravia Jenkins. Olsen has lived in Fredericksburg for years, and will have to establish residency in Stafford to be able to run for the office there.

Bring your umbrella.