Marion, Virginia -- Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Phillip “Bucky” Blevins has been endorsed by Attorney General Jason Miyares to be Smyth County’s next Commonwealth’s Attorney. Blevins has served his country as an attorney in the United States Air Force JAG Corps and is a currently a reserve attorney in the Tennessee Air National Guard. He has years of experience as a military and federal prosecutor and is currently serving Smyth County as an assistant prosecutor.
The following statement can be attributed to Jason Miyares, Attorney General of Virginia:
“I am proud to join a bipartisan effort in electing Phillip “Bucky” Blevins to be Smyth County’s next Commonwealth’s Attorney. Roy Evans, a Democrat and 36-year incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney, hired and publicly supports Blevins to be his successor. I applaud Mr. Evans for putting the safety of Smyth Countians over politics. Phillip “Bucky” Blevins is a proven prosecutor and I give my strongest endorsement to him.”
The following statement can be attributed to Phillip Blevins, current prosecutor, and Republican nominee for Smyth County Commonwealth’s Attorney.
“I am honored to have Attorney General Miyares’ endorsement to be Smyth County’s next Commonwealth’s Attorney. My ultimate goal as Commonwealth’s Attorney is to emphasize public safety and fiercely advocate for each and every citizen of Smyth County. As a lifelong Republican, service to my country and my community are central to who I am. I look forward to continuing my service to Smyth County and hope to earn the trust of the voters on November 7, 2023.”
Phillip “Bucky” Blevins was endorsed by Democrat Roy Evans in November 2022. In his endorsement of Blevins, Evans stated “I was always impressed with Bucky’s work ethic, his sense of justice and his compassion….I do not think you could ask for more in a candidate or a commonwealth’s attorney.” Blevins graduated with honors from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, the Appalachian School of Law, and the University of Missouri School of Law-Columbia. He currently lives in Chilhowie with his wife, Katie Jo, and their two sons, Luke and Noah.