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McDonnell judiciary appointments

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed three circuit court judges for vacancies that weren't filled during the 2013 General Assembly session.

The governor's office says the appointees will serve on the bench until 30 days after the start of the next legislative session. Continued service will require election by state lawmakers.

Robert Sandwich Jr. was appointed as a judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit. He currently serves as an assistant commonwealth's attorney in Suffolk.

Stephen Sincavage will serve as a judge for the 20th Judicial Circuit. He has served as a prosecutor for Loudoun County for the last sixteen years.

Charles Ricketts III was appointed as a judge for the 25th Judicial Circuit. He currently serves as a judge for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court for the same district.

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