Arlington Commonwealth's Attorney to retire
Arlington County Commonwealth's Attorney Richard E. Trodden does not plan to seek a fifth term next year as the county's top prosecutor, he announced Wednesday.
He has endorsed Chief Deputy Theo Stamos to succeed him.
Trodden has been commonwealth's attorney since 1993.
"This is my home town and to have done the work I love in the place where I grew up has been a tremendous privilege," Trodden said.
In endorsing Stamos for commonwealth's attorney in next year's race, Trodden said "She is the right person at the right time."
Stamos, who is seeking the Democratic nomination, joined the office in 1987 and was promoted to deputy commonwealth's attorney in 1998. Since 2002, she has been Trodden's chief deputy.
"I'm passionate about the work our office does and I'm grateful for Dick's endorsement," Stamos said. "I'm looking forward to campaigning and to winning the support of the voters of Arlington and Falls Church."
| December 1, 2010; 11:56 AM ET
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