Former Virginia Beach City Attorney Les Lilley has finally been confirmed by the General Assembly as a Beach Circuit Court judge. The confirmation is a win for Virginia Beach Republicans, but could be a quid pro quo with Sen. Yvonne Miller.
Lilley was the unanimous choice of the Virginia Beach delegation last April, including from Democratic Dels. Bouchard and Matheisen…but Miller opposed it, breaking the unwritten General Assembly understanding of non-interference in another city’s judicial appointments.
The real question is, what did Miller get in return for Lilley’s appointment? Was it the appointment of former Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Jack Doyle?