RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed Virginia Beach General District Court Judge Steven Frucci to the city's circuit court.
Frucci fills a vacancy that the General Assembly didn't fill during the 2013 session. The General Assembly must approve Frucci's appointment or choose a replacement when it convenes in early 2014.
McDonnell says in a news release that Frucci has developed a reputation as a fair and respected judge.
The General Assembly elected Frucci to the Virginia Beach General District Court in 2009. He had earlier worked in private practice for 18 years.