Cabell Magistrate candidate: Greg Lawson (D)
HOME CITY: Barboursville, WV
HOME COUNTY: Cabell County
E-MAIL ADDRESS: GLawson343@aol.com
PERSONAL STATEMENT: I was born here in Cabell County. In 1975 I joined the Army until retiring in 1997 from the Nation Guard. I began law enforcement with the W.V. State Police. In 1988 I moved to U.S. Customs until retiring in 2008. After retiring I became the Chief of Police for Montgomery W.V.. I now have a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice. I have 22 years law enforcement and 22 years Military experience. No one else in this race could possibly have the type of experience that I have, and I'm always a Democrat.
EDUCATION: Graduated from Milton High School in 1971, and have a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice from the Kingsbridge University online.
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: I am retired from both the U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection
OTHER WORK HISTORY: U.S. Army in 1975 - 1997, began law enforcement with the W.V. State Police, then U. S. Customs and U.S. Customs and Border protection.
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: American Legion, Governor's Substance Abuse Task Force
1. 60 WORDS OR LESS: What traits set you apart from the field of candidates and qualify you to be a magistrate?
I am a very dedicated law enforcement professional and believe my dedication and my desire to make things better makes me the best choice. I am always on time and never late. I am sure I will use these traits when Magistrate. I believe in being very proficient, and will do all I can to make this office better.
2. 60 WORDS OR LESS: What kinds of experience do you have with law enforcement or the law profession?
I have 22 years in law enforcement including the W.V. State Police, a Federal Director of Operations, and chief of Police for Montgomery W.V.. I also have more than 22 years as a leader and instructor pilot with the U.S. Army. I have supervised large groups of law enforcement officers and managed multi million dollar budgets.
3. 60 WORDS OR LESS: How would you make the office more efficient?
I would like to see the courts be more on time and not have people sitting around for hours waiting to be seen. I would like to see remote court rooms in other parts of the county to prevent the people from having to travel so far and spend so much to attend court.
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