Ramin Fatehi, a Hampton Roads native, has served as a Virginia Supreme Court law clerk, a public defender, and since 2006 as state and federal prosecutor, the last eight years right here in in the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
On June 8, 2021, Ramin prevailed in the Democratic Primary with over 60% of the vote and will be our party’s nominee for Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney. Ramin is unopposed in the November 2, 2021, general election and, barring a successful write-in campaign, will be Norfolk’s Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2021.
Ramin is a Proud Democrat and Norfolk’s champion for criminal justice reform. Ramin has led the charge in Norfolk to decriminalize and legalize marijuana possession, to abolish cash bail, to abolish the jury trial penalty, and to make the justice system honor the principle that Black Lives Matter.
Ramin has worked every day for a safer and more just Norfolk by treating defendants fairly, victims with compassion, and the community with the commitment to its values.
Ramin is ready to take the torch from Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood and to lead one of the largest and busiest Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Offices in Virginia.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney is the only part of the criminal justice system directly accountable to the people: directly accountable to you.
Ramin asks you for your support and your vote in the Democratic Primary on June 8, 2021.