Letter to the Editor: Candidate is dedicated to the justice system


From 2011-2013, I worked with Chad Logan, candidate for Commonwealth’s Attorney, in Harrisonburg under Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst, where we were both assistant prosecutors.  His dedication to the justice system was plain to see.  From the first day on the job, he jumped right in, trying cases to juries his first year and easily adjusting to the high volume and complexity of cases handled by the combined Harrisonburg/Rockingham Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Chad is approachable and easy to work with.  He has a professional rapport with defense attorneys and law enforcement.  He has an innate ability to relate to victims and witnesses of all backgrounds as he guides them through the procedure of prosecuting of criminal charges.  Chad takes the time to listen to all parties and then applies his common sense and the law in assessing a case’s merits and determine the best path forward, making sure to articulate any decision to all parties involved.  Chad also recognizes the importance of routinely and openly working with community resource organizations like the Department of Social Services and the education system in the pursuit of justice.

I found Chad’s consistent attention to detail and thorough preparation translated to his success in the courtroom.  He does not hesitate to go toe-to-toe with more senior attorneys.  From my time in Richmond as a delegate in the General Assembly, I’ve become familiar with how folks negotiate effectively.  I recognize this quality in Chad; he has the ability to capably and fairly assess issues, advocate for his position, and achieve strong results.  If a suitable resolution cannot be achieved by agreement, he does not shy away from taking a case to trial.  Through Chad’s trial experience, he has built a reputation of successful persuasion before judges and juries.

If elected, I am confident that Chad will bring these skills and abilities to ably serve the citizens of Shenandoah County.

Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge