While she is hoping to hold the office for the next four years, Nicole Wittmann today was sworn in as the Commonwealth’s Attorney to serve the two months remaining on Jim Plowman’s term.
Earlier this year, Plowman was elected by the General Assembly to a Circuit Court judgeship. That term that begins Friday.
Wittmann joined the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2005 after having served in the Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Sarasota State’s Attorney’s Office in Florida. She has been chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney since 2012.
Circuit Court Judge Jeanette Irby conducted the swearing-in ceremony in the courthouse on Thursday.
Wittmann is the Republican candidate for Commonwealth’s Attorney in Tuesday’s election. She faces Leesburg attorney Buta Biberaj, a Democrat, on the ballot.
The office has been held by Republicans since 1996. Plowman served in the position since 2004.