As shown here, State Rep. Tommy Pope is standing with his successor in the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office as he is sworn into office for another four year term by Chief Justice Jean Toal.
Pope was elected to the office twenty years ago and stepped down several years back. Brackett, his deputy, was appointed to replace him and has won two elections (the most recent one unopposed) in his own right. Pope returned to politics two years ago, scoring the second political upset of his career when he ousted the senior member of the State House, Herb Kirsh from York County.
Both have built a strong record of partnering with local law enforcement and being among the toughest prosecutors in the state. Brackett has also worked with the Blogland on a number of stories about what is taking place in his Circuit.
Here's to four more years for Brackett!