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Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee is not seeking re-election

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Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee has decided not to seek re-election. Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee has decided not to seek re-election.

TAZEWELL, VA (WVVA) After 16 years in office, Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee has decided not to seek re-election.

In a media release issued Friday afternoon, Lee cites "very recent family health issues" for his decision.  

Read the entire release below:

I want to take this opportunity to address the citizens of Tazewell County concerning the Commonwealth's Attorney's election that is being held this year. It was my intention to run for re-election of this position but in light of very recent family health issues, it is with a heavy heart that I can no longer seek re-election. For sixteen years, I have had the extreme honor and privilege to represent the citizens of Tazewell County as their elected Commonwealth's Attorney. During that time, I have made many friends and come to know and work with many wonderful people throughout Tazewell County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

There are many people that I want to thank for their support and dedication during my tenure. First I want to thank my staff, without whom I would have not been able to do my job as efficiently and successfully as I have. My staff are the most caring, professional people that strive everyday to make Tazewell County a safer and greater place for all of its citizens. I also want to thank each and every one of the local, state and federal law enforcement officers that I have had the privilege to work with. Tazewell County is blessed to have some of the most professional, competent law enforcement officers in the country. Additionally, I want to thank the citizens of Tazewell County. It was your support and belief in me that allowed me to serve you for sixteen years and I am grateful for that opportunity you afforded me. I would also like to thank the Democratic Party of Tazewell County for their support and guidance over the years. I want to thank my family for their never-ending support and love. My family is my foundation and my source of encouragement in everything I do. Most importantly, I want to thank God for these opportunities he has given me and it is my prayer for every citizen of Tazewell County to have happiness, prosperity and security. Again, thank you.

The Virginia General Election will be held on November 3.

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