John Childrey won the Republican nomination for Chesterfield County’s commonwealth’s attorney Saturday with 80 percent of the vote in a canvass at six locations.
Childrey, chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney in Chesterfield, defeated Stacey Davenport, a Henrico County domestic violence prosecutor.
The two were vying for the Grand Old Party’s nod to replace longtime former commonwealth’s attorney Billy Davenport, who resigned July 1.
Childrey will square off with Democrat Scott Miles, a Chesterfield defense attorney, in the Nov. 6 general election. Independent candidates have until Aug. 17 to file, according to county registrar Constance L. Tyler.
Childrey garnered 935 votes to 233 for Davenport. Childrey touted his endorsement by Billy Davenport during the campaign, and he noted that he was hired by Davenport over 20 years ago.