Tim Olmstead announces campaign for Prince William Commonwealth’s Attorney

Potomac Local, March 13, 2019

MANASSAS – (Press Release) Manassas attorney Tim Olmstead formally announced today that he is seeking the Republican nomination for Commonwealth’s Attorney in Prince William County.

Olmstead is a former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and current criminal law attorney in private practice with his wife Sevda.

Olmstead first began developing his skillset while working in the Prince William County Circuit Court Clerk’s office as an undergraduate student. He worked full time in the criminal division during the day while attending night classes at George Mason.

Tim later returned to Prince William County in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office during his final year of law school for an externship and was hired as a Law Clerk after graduation.

While clerking for Paul Ebert and studying for the bar, Olmstead was assigned to DC Sniper task force. During this time, he traveled to Virginia Beach where he coordinated evidence for the FBI and ATF which helped the prosecution build their case against John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo. During the trial, Tim passed the bar and following a successful conviction of the DC Snipers, was hired as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Prince William County.

“Prince William County is changing – rapidly,” said Mr. Olmstead. “The challenges facing our community are constantly evolving and I am pleased that I have the experience to help build an effective prosecutors office that can keep up to speed. I’m running for Commonwealth’s Attorney because advocating on behalf of victims is not a political exercise and we can not afford to let our Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office succumb to partisanship. I’m running because only an experienced prosecutor and criminal law attorney like myself can lead our Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office into the future.”

“As both a prosecutor and in private practice, I have seen both sides of the law and ensured that justice is properly administered. As your next Commonwealth’s Attorney, I will use my experience to be a tough prosecutor, ensure that justice is delivered fairly on behalf of victims, and guarantee that the citizens of Prince William County have a qualified voice advocating on their behalf.”

The Republican nomination for Commonwealth’s Attorney will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at multiple locations. You can find more information about where to vote at olmsteadforca.com/polling-places/.

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