Mike May, a former Prince William County supervisor from the Occoquan District, won his party's nod in Saturday's Republican firehouse primary for the commonwealth's attorney's race.
May beat Tim Olmstead, a former Prince William County prosecutor, with 57 percent of the vote. May garnered 3,335 votes of the 5,877 votes cast in the nominating contest, while Olmstead received 2,522 votes, or 43 percent.
May, a private attorney who owns his own firm, ran unsuccessfully for the top prosecutor's post in 2015 against Paul Ebert, a Democrat who has held the post for more than 50 years. Ebert is not seeking re-election this year.
May will face the winner of the June 11 Democratic primary in the Nov. 5 general election. Two private attorneys are vying for their party's nomination to the post: Amy Ashworth and Tracey Lenox.
Lenox has Ebert’s endorsement in the race and heads up the criminal-defense division of the county’s largest law firm, Nichols Zauzig.
Ashworth has worked in the county for 23 years as both a defense attorney and prosecutor in Ebert's office. Ashworth is currently a partner at the Manassas law firm Farrell & Croft.