Harvey Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, will not be seeking re-election next year.
The statement released by his office said he is retiring but did not give a reason.
He was appointed to the position in 2000 after Judge Humphreys was appointed to the Virginia Court of Appeals.
“God willing, I shall continue to fulfill my duties and responsibilities in every respect until the end of next year. By then, I will have practiced law for over 39 years and prosecuted for 30 of those years. Being Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia’s largest city has been the most challenging and the most satisfying part of my career”, Bryant said. The office is comprised of 37 attorneys and a total staff of 87, at one time consisting of a total of 92. “These are, in my mind and experience, the best folks anyone could ask to work with.”