Penney S. Azcarate
Following her graduation, Azcarate served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps for four years, reaching the rank of captain, before transferring to the reserves, from which she was discharged at the rank of major.
After taking her law degree, Azcarate worked as a staff attorney for the American Prosecutors Research Institute .
Azcarate worked as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney from 2000 to 2005 before entering private practice with the firm of Briglia and Hundley. She began working as a substitute District Court judge in 2006, and was invested on June 6, 2008, succeeding Judge Robert J. Smith.
Judge Azcarate was elected as a judge on the bench of the Circuit Court on February 25, 2015.
Azcarate is married to Fairfax County Police flack Eddy Azcarate, whom she met while studying at ODU. The couple has four children.
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- Penney S. Azcarate article on Ballotpedia