From his website, we learn:
Sworn In as Commonwealth’s Attorney
After being well represented for over a decade by the former Commonwealth’s Attorney, Mike Bush, Russell County has a new top prosecutor. Mike Bush was recently tapped by the Virginia General Assembly to serve as Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judge.
On Thursday, April 2, 2009, Brian K. Patton was sworn in as Russell County’s new Commonwealth’s Attorney and will serve in that role until a Special Election is held on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.
Brian has worked under Mike Bush in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office since July, 2007. Prior to that, Brian was engaged in the private practice of law. [link]
Here's hoping Brian does Russell County proud.
Even if he is a Democrat.