Camblos seeks 5th term
Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos announced his re-election bid for the Republican nomination today in front of the Albemarle Courthouse, attended by fellow Republicans Delegate Rob Bell, Sheriff Ed Robb and sheriff candidate Chip Harding.
Charlottesville native/Crozetian Camblos has been Albemarle's top prosecutor since 1993, and he's run unopposed the past two elections. This November, he may face challenger Denise Lunsford, who is seeking the Democratic nomination.
Camblos recently was rebuffed by the local bar and the General Assembly in his bid for the Albemarle Circuit Court seat vacated in January by Judge Paul Peatross. And last year he drew fire for prosecuting four teenagers in what has been derided as the "smoke bomb plot" to allegedly blow up two high schools. However, Camblos received accolades his prosecution of a local businessman/cat killer which included a Perry Mason moment in court.
"I will continue working with the schools on the problem of underage drinking and the education of our children on relevant criminal justice issues," promises Camblos.