Steve Descano

Commonwealth Attorney

Since taking office in 2020, Steve has reformed Fairfax’s criminal justice system by focusing on fairness, equality, and justice. Fairfax County is the safest jurisdiction of its size in America and is a model for how smart reform works.

Leading the Commonwealth: Steve has led Virginia by implementing reforms that were later enacted into law by the Virginia General Assembly. These reforms include declining to prosecute marijuana possession, refusing to seek the death penalty, and not using 3rd strike charging enhancements for petty larceny.