Jim Hingeley

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Jim Hingeley

Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney
Party Democrat
For term to start January 2020
Term End December 2023

Biographical Information

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James "Jim" Hingeley is the current Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney, taking office in December 2019. He campaigned for many years to establish the Office of the Public Defender for both Albemarle County and Charlottesville which opened in 1998.

Early life and education

Hingeley graduated from Harvard University in 1969 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1976.

Private practice

Hingeley practiced law in private practice in Charlottesville from 1978 to 1991.

Public Defender

Hingeley served as public defender for Albemarle County and Charlottesville from 1998 to 2016.[1] Prior to that he was public defender for Lynchburg from 1991 to 1998.

Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney

Hingeley is the current Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney. He defeated incumbent Robert N. Tracci in the 2019 election.

2019 Election

Hingeley was the Democratic candidate for Commonwealth's Attorney in the 2019 election. [2]

Candidates Votes %
Jim M. Hingeley (D) 21,435 56.27
Robert N. Tracci (R) 16,589 43.55
Write-In 69 0.18


  1. Web. Resolution of Appreciation for Jim Hingeley, July 13, 2016 meeting, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, retrieved July 19, 2016.
  2. Web. Voters to decide on an abundance of local, state elections in 2019, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 22, 2019, retrieved January 14, 2019.

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