Denise Lunsford

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Denise Lunsford

Electoral District Albemarle County
Term Start 2008
Term End 2015
Preceded by Jim Camblos
Succeeded by Robert N. Tracci

Biographical Information

Date of birth July 13, 1964
Age 59
Place of birth Cleveland, Tennessee
Website Campaign website
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Denise Lunsford served as Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney from 2008 to 2015. She won election to the position in 2007, defeating Jim Camblos. However, she lost in a narrow vote to Republican Robert N. Tracci. [1]


Lunsford is a native of Cleveland, Tennessee. After graduating from Washington and Lee University's Law School, Lunsford moved to Charlottesville where she began work for Michie, Hamlett, Lowry, Rassmussen and Tweel. She also taught as an adjunct professor at University of Virginia Law School[2].

Public service

Lunsford has served on the boards of the Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACCA), AIDS/HIV Services Group, Augusta County SPCA and On Our Own.

2007 Election

Candidates Votes %
Denise Lunsford (D) 12,190 53.00
J. L. "Jim" Camblos III (R-incumbent) 10,800 46.96
Write-In 9 0.04

2015 Election

Candidates Votes %
Robert N. Tracci (R) 11,113 51.26
Denise Lunsford (D) 10,063 48.9
Write-In 53 0.23


  1. Web. Tracci Defeats Lunsford for Albemarle Co. Commonwealth’s Attorney, NBC29, November 3, 2015, retrieved December 19, 2015.
  2. "Denise Lunsford for Commonwealth's Attorney, Albemarle County VA." Denise Lunsford, Commonwealth's Attorney, Albemarle County VA. Web. 14 Dec. 2009. <>.

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