Trio endorses Pleas

Published 8:00 pm Friday, October 15, 2021

To the editor:

We, the undersigned currently sitting constitutional officers for the city of Suffolk, would like to express our wholehearted support for candidate Narendra Pleas as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Suffolk.

This is an important election, and our vote should transcend any party affiliation. We will elect someone to run an office with a staff of 37 and a budget of $3.6 million. As currently serving constitutional officers, we understand the importance of having an experienced and qualified individual in this important leadership position. Both Sheriff Harris and Mr. Carter have extensive prior experience working in a Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, with Mr. Carter having served for 17 years.

Narendra Pleas has more than 12 years of experience working in a Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. She has held high-level supervisory positions in both Suffolk’s and Norfolk’s Commonwealth’s Attorney’s offices. She has given back to the communities in which she has lived with extensive volunteer work, including her current service with the Western Tidewater Medical Reserve Corps. Narendra will be firm, but fair. If elected, she looks forward to implementing special programs such as mental health courts and pre-trial services.

We make this endorsement because we understand the importance of a seamless transition in this office of such importance to the citizens of the city of Suffolk. We encourage you to vote for Narendra Pleas. She is, without a doubt, the best choice.

W. Randolph Carter Jr.

Clerk of the Circuit Court

Susan Draper

Commissioner of the Revenue

E.C. Harris

Sheriff