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John Zug Announces Candidacy for Albemarle Circuit Court Clerk

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

An Albemarle County prosecutor wants to be the next circuit court clerk. John Zug declared his candidacy to a crowd of supporters Friday afternoon in Charlottesville's historic Court Square.

The Democrat pointed out problems he sees inside the current clerk's office. Zug says they include underserving the court's needs and mismanaging the office.

“What's happened is we've had a number of situations where either insufficient jurors have been subpoenaed to come to court and in that particular case, we ended up having a mistrial because she had not subpoenaed enough jurors and we quickly lost two or three jurors,” said Zug.

NBC29 has reached out to the current Albemarle Clerk of Court Debbie Shipp for her response, but have not yet heard back.

The election will be held next year.

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