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Chapman to Run for 6th Term as Commonwealth's Attorney

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It's official. Charlottesville's Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman will run for re-election in 2013. For the first time in more than 20 years,  Chapman is in a two-man race.

Monday morning he officially announced his bid in front of a crowd at CitySpace. Chapman is running for a sixth term.

Chapman says he had to think hard about running again after the challenges of the past few years, but he told the crowd he is eager to take on a sixth term.

He says he's looking forward to working with the evidence-based practices movement in the criminal justice system, and brainstorming solutions for managing overcrowding at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Chapman has served as the commonwealth's attorney since 1994.

"I feel as if I've got a lot more in me for this community and the Office of Commonwealth's Attorney.  We've got a record of achievement, we've got a record of service, we have a record of important contributions to our criminal justice system," said Chapman.

Chapman will take on challenger Steve Deaton. Deaton served as commonwealth's attorney before Chapman, over 20 years ago.

Chapman and Deaton will go head-to-head in the Democratic primary on June 11.

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