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Cabell Magistrate candidate: Rondall "Ron" Baumgardner (D)

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 10:43 AM

PARTY: Democrat

HOME CITY: Huntington


E-MAIL ADDRESS: baumgardner4magistrate@gmail.com

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/ron.baumgardner.372

PERSONAL STATEMENT: As a current Cabell County Magistrate I have the knowledge and experience to perform the duties of this position. I have worked in the community for the past 40 plus years and served for the past 5 plus years and would be honored to continue to serve you as a Cabell County Magistrate. As a lifelong resident of Cabell County I feel it is my responsibility to do my part to help make our community an even better place for all of us to live and work by continuing to be a fair, honest and dedicated Magistrate.


AGE: 63

EDUCATION: Barboursville High School, Marshall University and an abundance of Supreme Court Training Schools for my current position as a Cabell County Magistrate.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Cabell County Magistrate, January 2009 – Present.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Quality Control: Allied Warehousing; Sales Representative: Blue Springs Hatchery, McNeil Fence Company, Huntington Awning and Patio Shop.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Past President, West Virginia – United States Bowling Congress; Past President and Vice President, Huntington – United States Bowling Congress; Member, Elks Lodge 313; Director, Elks National Bowling Tournament.

FAMILY: Daughter and Son-in-Law, Aliese and David Lucas; and Grandchildren, Chesney and Jhett Lucas.


1. What traits set you apart from the field of candidates and qualify you to be a magistrate?
I was elected as a Cabell County Magistrate from 2009 until present, giving me the experience of actually doing the job and serving the people of Cabell County first hand.

2. What kinds of experience do you have with law enforcement or the law profession?

As Magistrate, I attend Supreme Court Schooling and continuing education courses to maintain a high level of accuracy regarding the laws of WV.

3. How would you make the office more efficient?

There are many different components related to the efficiency of the court system, therefore there cannot be just one thing done to make magistrate court more efficient, it must be a joint effort among all parties involved.

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