Frederick Commonwealth's Attorney Williamson Retiring Jan. 2

Spicer Named Interim, Will Step Down as Gainesboro Supervisor

Posted: November 19, 2012

The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER -- Frederick County Commonwealth’s Attorney Glenn Williamson announced today that he is retiring, effective Jan. 2.

Williamson is finishing just the first year of his second four-year term as commonwealth's attorney. His legal career spans about 35 years.

The interim Commonwealth’s Attorney position falls to Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Ross Spicer.

Spicer — who is currently the Gainesboro Magestrial District Supervisor in addition to his position with the Commonweath’s Attorney’s Office  — will have to relinquish his spot on the Board of Supervisors, which will have to be filled through a special election.

He will remain the interim commonwealth’s attorney until a special election is held.

Spicer joined the Board of Supervisors in August 2011 when he filled the unexpired term of Gary Dove. He ran unopposed to win the spot in November 2011.

For more information about the announcement, read Tuesday’s edition of The Winchester Star.

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