News release: The Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association conducted a special meeting today at the Roanoke County Law Library in the Roanoke County Courthouse in Salem to consider endorsing one of nine candidates for an expected vacancy on the 23rd Judicial District of Virginia General District Court. The meeting was attended by 58 members of the Association. After voting was completed, the Association adopted a resolution to endorse Thomas W. “Tom” Roe, Jr. for the judgeship.
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Roe, 56, graduated from Bowling Green State University with B.A. in business marketing in 1981. He received his law degree from Ohio Northern University in 1981. He served as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Roanoke City from 1987 to 1989. He is presently a partner in the firm of Spigle, Roe, Massey & Clay, P.L.C. which has offices in Fincastle and Roanoke. Roe was the Republican candidate for Clerk of the Roanoke Count Circuit Court in 2015.
The Roanoke Bar Association will conduct an endorsement meeting on February 9. The General Assembly is expected to elect General District Court Judge Chris Clemens to the 23rd Circuit of Virginia Circuit Court later in the current session creating the vacancy in the General District Court.