Letter to the Editor: Candidate is experienced choice for attorney job


I understand why there are so many candidates for clerk of court.  A longtime clerk is finally retiring after years of service, and someone has to step up and do the job.  I get it.

What I cannot figure out is why there is a contested race for commonwealth’s attorney, when Amanda McDonald Wiseley is on the job and doing it right.

Why does Amanda have an opponent when every police officer I talk to tells me how good she is at what she does?  Will her opponent go to a crime scene in the middle of the night the way Amanda has so many times?  Will her opponent be as responsive to police officers’ legal questions and the concerns of the public?  I doubt it.  But we don’t need to find out.  In her time in office, Amanda has confronted an unprecedented flood of heroin crime, and prosecuted more murders than I ever thought could happen here.  And I think she has done it in a way that has earned her re-election.

In fact, I cannot think of a single good reason why Chad Logan, who has only been out of law school for four years and is only a junior prosecutor in Rockingham County, believes that he is qualified to run our commonwealth’s attorney’s office. Amanda McDonald Wiseley, who has been practicing law for more than 13 years and has been our commonwealth’s attorney for as long as her opponent has been practicing law, is the experienced choice for commonwealth attorney.

Dr. Emily Parr, Maurertown