Meet Amy Ashworth

 For 50 years there has not been a change in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. We are long overdue for new leadership and drastic change.


I’m running for Commonwealth’s Attorney because I have seen firsthand as a prosecutor that we desperately need to reform how justice has been administered in this county.


As your Commonwealth’s Attorney, I will bring real criminal justice reform to our jurisdiction. I will restore the core values of fairness, decency, honesty, integrity, and respect to the office so we can efficiently and effectively enforce our laws, pursue the truth, and communicate with the people we serve.


I will place a new focus on the fair handling of juvenile offenders, as well as the prevention and deterrence of domestic violence. And I will ensure the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney rejects corruption and upholds its responsibility to serve the people of Prince William County.


I have been a practicing attorney in Prince William County for 23 years, and I am the only former prosecutor running for the Democratic nomination.

Amy's Background

Amy Ashworth has been a practicing attorney in Prince William County for 23 years.


Amy spent 19 years as a prosecutor representing the citizens of the City of Manassas Park and the Town of Haymarket and as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Prince William County. During her tenure in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, she was in the Special Victim’s Unit prosecuting violent offenders who preyed upon the most vulnerable and innocent victims. Amy prosecuted homicides, child physical and sexual abuse cases, rape and sexual assault cases, and domestic violence cases.


Prior to joining the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2005, Amy was in private practice in Manassas, Virginia, for ten years handling cases in the fields of domestic relations, criminal defense, and juvenile law, as well as acting as Guardian ad litem for cases within the 31st Judicial District.


Amy received her Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason University in 1995 and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University in 1992. She currently lives in Nokesville with her husband and two sons.

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