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About Mackenzie

Mackenzie Babichenko is an experienced and dedicated career prosecutor, known for her unwavering commitment to justice. Born and raised in northeastern Ohio, she pursued her early education at The George Washington University, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Chemistry with minors in Physics and Psychology. She later earned her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from the University of Miami Miller School of Law.


Mackenzie embarked on her legal career in Portsmouth, Virginia, as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, working for the Honorable Earle Mobley. 


In 2014, Mackenzie was welcomed into the Hanover Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Over the past decade, she has served in several capacities including Assistant and Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, before accepting the role of Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, overseeing the office under the esteemed R. E “Trip” Chalkley, III.


Throughout her career, Mackenzie has demonstrated an enduring commitment to community service and professional development. She is an active participant in the Hanover County Bar Association, Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys, and other local and regional initiatives such as the Hanover Child Abuse Response Team, Hanover Sexual Abuse Response Team, Richmond Regional Human Trafficking Collaborative, and Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children. Additionally,  Mackenzie served as the Republican co-chair of the Virginia Redistricting Commission in 2021.


Holding membership in both the Virginia State Bar and Patent Bar, Mackenzie has also benefited from specialized training to continually enhance her legal expertise. Beyond her professional responsibilities, she serves the community through her involvement as a coach for the University of Richmond Trial Advocacy Competition Team and as an instructor at the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Police Academy.

Today, Mackenzie resides in the Sliding Hill area with her husband, Igor, and their three children. As she seeks the position of Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney, she brings with her an impressive legal background and a steadfast dedication to upholding justice and fairness.

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