Long elected new Circuit Court Judge
On May 1, Judge R. Bruce Long became Circuit Court Judge in Middlesex, Mathews and Gloucester counties. He was elected to the six-year term by the General Assembly.
Long replaces retiring Judge William Shaw III.
For 11 years, Judge Long served as District Court Judge in Middlesex, Mathews, Gloucester and New Kent counties.
Replacing Judge Long on the District Court bench is Jeff Shaw of Locust Hill in Middlesex County. Judge Jeff Shaw, 42, previously served as assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Newport News. He is the son of retired Judge William Shaw III.
Judge Jeff Shaw was appointed by a panel of three circuit court judges. He will serve as an interim appointment. In January 2010, the General Assembly will vote on electing him to a 6-year term.