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Tim Martin wins Commonwealth’s Attorney in Augusta County

Timothy Martin, Republican candidate for Commonwealth's Attorney photographed on Monday 3/16/15. Photo by Pat Jarrett

Photo by Pat Jarrett

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Sitting across the lunch table from Tim Martin in Staunton earlier this year, I asked why he was challenging long-time incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Lee Ervin instead of waiting perhaps one more term when Ervin would possibly retire.

Martin looked at me with a steady stare and replied, “Why not now?”

Why not, indeed. Working as a deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in Staunton after moving from Richmond to Augusta County in 2013, Martin, 39, easily defeated Ervin on Tuesday with 62 percent of the vote.

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