NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A woman has thrown her hat in the ring for the Commonwealth of Norfolk Legal Residence.
Megan Zwisohn has announced her candidacy for the position. If elected, she would be the first woman in town to hold the job.
So far, Ramin Fatehi is the only other candidate to take part in the race.
They are both running to replace outgoing Commonwealth attorney Greg Underwood Election on November 2, 2021.
According to their “About” page on their candidate websiteZwisohn’s “commitment to community justice and civil rights began with her parents and continued through their decisions about their own education, careers, and community engagement.”
In 1991 she graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice magna cum laude.
She has served on the youth team, drug team, violent crime team, and attorney general of the law firms of Virginia Beach and Norfolk Commonwealth. She also served as the alternate for the youth and special crimes team in Norfolk.
Fatehi is from Hampton Roads and has worked as a prosecutor in Norfolk City for eight years. He has been a prosecutor since 2006, having previously worked in Richmond and Chesapeake.
Fatehi chairs the Office’s Criminal Justice Reform Working Group, which advises current Norfolk Commonwealth attorney, Underwood, on criminal justice reform initiatives.