Franklin County Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen “A.J.” Dudley Jr. recently filed for reelection as commonwealth’s attorney for Franklin County.
“My views have been formed over decades of experience in law, business and community service, and have prepared me to efficiently lead the office with the right balance of firmness and fairness,” Dudley said.
Dudley began as commonwealth’s attorney in 2016, focusing on drug distribution and its related crimes. He secured a grant for a victim-witness coordinator for Franklin County and implemented case-management software for internal record keeping.
Dudley grew up and still resides in Franklin County. He earned a law degree from George Mason University and a business degree from University of Virginia.
Dudley began his legal career working for a federal judge, later serving as a guardian for children in domestic situations. Dudley has also been chairman of Ferrum College’s Business Advisory Board and a member of the board of directors for STEP. He is past-president of the Rocky Mount Rotary Club and former president of the Franklin County Bar Association.