Isle of Wight needs Georgette Phillips as Commonwealth’s Attorney

Published 11:31 am Friday, September 11, 2015

To the Editor:

At the Republican forum the candidates for Commonwealth Attorney each spent their allocated time expounding on their campaigns and why they should be the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Isle of Wight County. I was impressed by the level of commitment that current Commonwealth’s Attorney Georgette Phillips displayed.

Having worked her way through law school at the same time being a young mother of two and a devoted wife, she obviously knows what hard work and determination are all about. Secondly, having worked for various Commonwealth Attorneys in our county who ended up being promoted to judgeships, she never sought one for herself nor has she taken the experience and training that was invested in her and gone into private practice. Instead, she has been committed to serving here in Isle of Wight County.

Lastly, I was struck by the respect she has for our local law enforcement officers. That working relationship and apparent mutual respect speaks volumes. The relationship between the Commonwealth Attorney and law enforcement must be a team effort founded in trust. If not, the effectiveness and stability of the team will be affected. This is something that will affect all the citizens of Isle of Wight County.

It is apparent that Phillips is trusted by law enforcement and that speaks volumes to me. That is the reason why we need to keep Georgette Phillips as our Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Lance Morgan