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Broadway Leads Va. Employment Commission

— by on May 13th, 2010

John R. Broadway Jr., a 1974 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, is returning to government service in the administration of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. John had been named to a four-year term as head of the Virginia Employment Commission.

As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, John “takes over the agency at a time when the state is facing continuing joblessness and is borrowing federal money to pay unemployment benefits.”

Previously, John had been an aide to Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, and he was also a lawyer for the General Assembly in the 1980s. Most recently, John had been vice president of law and policy and general counselor for the Virginia Association of Realtors.