Steve in the News

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5.29.2019 - INSIDE NOVA

Letter: Incumbent prosecutor is not moving fast enough

“Morrogh’s failure to accomplish real reform after over a decade in office shouldn’t be just cast aside. The endorsement itself admitted that Morrogh has not gone fast enough to reform the criminal-justice system.” Read More

3.26.2019 - The Washington Post

Opponent attacks Fairfax County’s prosecutor over comments about Democrats

“The campaign of Steve Descano, a former federal prosecutor, highlighted the exchange in a statement on Tuesday, saying its time to demand “new thinking and real reform” from the Fairfax County prosecutor’s office.” Read More

3.22.2019 - Fairfax County Times

Commonwealth’s attorney candidates spar over criminal justice reform

“Descano argued at the NAACP forum that the commonwealth’s attorney needs to take a more proactive approach to addressing racial inequities and other systemic issues observed in the criminal justice system…” Read More

3.9.2019 - Millennial Politics Podcast

Meet Steve Descano, Progressive for Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney

“Fairfax County is the most populous county in Virginia, with over one million residents composing over 13% of the Commonwealth’s population. The progressive in the race is Steve Descano, who is…” Listen to the Interview

2.24.2019 - Covering the Corridor

McKay, Lusk, Descano winners in straw poll

“Descano, a former federal prosecutor, won convincingly over incumbent Ray [Morrogh].” See the Results

2.18.2019 - Blue Virginia

Meet the Commonwealth’s Attorney Challengers, Episode 2: Steve Descano (Fairfax County)

“It is imperative that elected prosecutors are leaders in criminal justice reform. As leader of the County’s criminal justice system, the Commonwealth’s Attorney is best positioned…” Read the Full Interview

2.11.2019 - Reston Impact

Steve Descano, Candidate for Commonwealth Attorney - February 2019

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1.17.2019 - Covering the Corridor

McAuliffe endorses challenger in commonwealth’s attorney race

“Descano said he will work to eliminate cash bail, craft a new approach to dealing with low-level drug offenses, and increase transparency in the county’s justice system.” Read More

1.13.2019 - Covering the Corridor

Challenger vows to bring transparency, reforms to commonwealth’s attorney office

“In addition to his time as a prosecutor, Descano has served as a trial attorney in the Criminal Tax Division and Consumer Protection Branch of the Justice Department. A 2002 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point…” Read the Full Interview

1.2.2019 - The Washington Post

Upstart candidates for prosecutor hope to bring reform wave to Northern Virginia

“[Morrogh] faces a challenge from a former federal prosecutor and Army helicopter pilot. Steve Descano calls his run a ‘values campaign.’” Read More