Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood has endorsed Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramin Fatehi to succeed him at the conclusion of his current term.
“I endorse Ramin Fatehi for Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney, and I say again what I said in June of 2020, that I believe Ramin is the best person to carry on my mission of fairness and justice through criminal justice reform,” said Underwood.
“I am honored to have Greg’s support to carry on our shared mission here in Norfolk,” said Fatehi. “Nearly three years ago, Greg suggested to me that I consider standing up for election to take the torch from him, and since then I have worked to be ready to take that torch.”
Please read Greg’s full endorsement below:
“I am proud to endorse my colleague and friend Ramin Fatehi to succeed me as Norfolk’s Commonwealth’s Attorney. Ramin joined my office in 2012, and since then he has been one of my most trusted advisors. He is an excellent trial lawyer, a gifted strategist, and a true believer in criminal justice reform. From the sensitive prosecutions of the Executive Mansion Chef in 2012 to the legal analysis on the removal of Norfolk’s Confederate monument to lobbying for criminal justice reform in Richmond, I have always been able to count on Ramin to work hard and do the right thing. Most important of all, Ramin believes that we need to keep up the fight to make the criminal justice system more fair for all people, especially for African Americans and other minorities. I look forward to handing the baton to Ramin in 2021.”
Underwood, an Air Force veteran and graduate of Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina School of Law, has served as Norfolk’s Commonwealth’s Attorney since 2009. He has announced that he will retire at the end of 2021.