I have 25 years of law enforcement experience, fighting for victims, abused women and children, and putting dangerous career criminal behind bars. As the Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, I have sent some of Loudoun County’s most dangerous and high profile criminals – murderers, gang members, drug dealers and child molesters – to prison. I was the director of the victim witness unit and I specialized in the prosecution of child sexual assault, physical abuse and homicide cases. That experience has given me insight into how to tackle domestic violence and work with both juvenile and adult offenders so that they do not reoffend. I am committed to focusing on crimes that do the most harm and understand that incarceration is not always the answer.

In addition to keeping the citizens of Loudoun County safe from criminals, I have also been on the forefront of bringing rehabilitative and diversionary efforts to Loudoun County’s criminal justice system. I have championed treatment for those suffering from mental health and addiction issues rather than criminalizing mental-health problems and addiction. I have been instrumental in reinstating drug court, creating the mental health court, and continuing an office policy of not requesting cash bonds in an effort to ensure fairness for indigent and low income defendants. I have been an instructor for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Team. My office has been a leader in the movement to keep low level juvenile offenders out of the court system by diverting juveniles before they are charged by referring them to the Restorative Justice Program. I have also been a leader in the effort to keep low level juvenile offenders out of detention by partnering with other county agencies in the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative.

I have been a founding member of multiple county wide initiatives aimed at keeping Loudoun safe such as the Child Advocacy Center, the Domestic Abuse Response Team, the Sexual Abuse Response Team, the Improving Childhood Outcomes for Positive Endings Initiative, the Critical Accident Investigation Team, and the Reducing Ethnic and Racial Disparity Initiative. My office has always had an open file discovery practice because that is what justice demands.

I was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Bradenton, Florida as a child. My parents were Hungarian immigrants who taught my sisters and me the value of hard work. My late father was a veteran of the United State’s Army and served in the Vietnam War. I graduated from Mount Holyoke College and Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. I started my career as a prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office in Sarasota, Florida where I met my husband, former prosecutor, and United State’s Coast Guard Auxiliarist, Joseph Langone. Joe and I have two teen aged sons, Tony and Stephan. We moved back to this area in 1998, where I continued my career as a prosecutor as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. I became an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2005, where I led the Special Victim’s Unit and was the Director of the Victim Witness Program. I was promoted to the position of Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in 2008 and became Jim Plowman’s Chief Deputy in 2012. I continue to serve in that capacity today, keeping Loudoun County safe.

Professional Highlights:

  • Lead Attorney for the Special Victim’s Unit
  • Director of the Victim Witness Program
  • Founding Member of the Child Advocacy Center
  • Member of the Child Advocacy Center Advisory Board
  • Member of the Child Advocacy Center Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Member of the Human Trafficking Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Member of the Sexual Abuse Response Team
  • Member of the Domestic Abuse Response Team
  • Member of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative
  • Member of the Juvenile Justice Committee
  • Member of the Fatal Overdose Response Team
  • Instructor Crisis Intervention Team
  • Instructor Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Role Call Training
  • Instructor Leesburg Police Department Role Call Training
  • Guest Instructor Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy

Awards:

  • Award, Outstanding Service, Commonwealth’s Attorney Office Arlington 2005
  • Award, Loudoun County Child Advocacy Center 2011
  • Award, Falls Church Police Department 2012
  • Award, Loudoun County Child Advocacy Center, 2013
  • Award, City of Falls Church, 2015
  • Award, Meritorious Service, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office 2018

In the Community:

  • Guest Legal Instructor for the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
  • Roll Call Instructor Loudoun County Sheriff & Leesburg Police Department
  • Instructor, Loudoun County Crisis Intervention Team
  • Juvenile Court Driver’s License Ceremony, Monthly Speaker
  • Mentor, Leadership in the Law Summer Camp
  • Panelist, Human Trafficking Symposium, Loudoun Commission on Women and Girls
  • Panelist, Human Trafficking Round Table
  • Panelist, Prosecution of Sex Crimes Round Table