Portsmouth chooses new Commonwealth’s attorney

Stickers await voters after they cast their votes on Election Day at Glenwood Center in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth voters chose a new Commonwealth’s attorney Tuesday as part of a special election.

Stephanie Morales won the election with 48 percent of the vote. She beat candidates Michael Rosenberg, and Ali Sprinkle for the job of Portsmouth’s top prosecutor.

The position was open because former Commonwealth’s Attorney Ealr Mobley was promoted last year. He was sworn in as a judge Dec. 1, and his chief deputy, Mary Lester, took his place until Tuesday’s election.

PORTSMOUTH CITY – Commonwealth’s Attorney
Candidate Votes Percent
Stephanie N. Morales
Independent
3486 48.29%
Michael C. “Mike” Rosenberg
Independent
2399 33.23%
Ali T. Sprinkle
Independent
1327 18.38%
Write-in 6 0.08%

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