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Steven Frucci appointed Va. Beach circuit judge

Sunday - 8/11/2013, 4:44pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed Virginia Beach General District Court Judge Steven Frucci to the city's circuit court.

Frucci fills a vacancy that the General Assembly didn't fill during the 2013 session. The General Assembly must approve Frucci's appointment or choose a replacement when it convenes in early 2014.

McDonnell says in a news release that Frucci has developed a reputation as a fair and respected judge.

The General Assembly elected Frucci to the Virginia Beach General District Court in 2009. He had earlier worked in private practice for 18 years.

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