10 pm: 50°FMostly Clear

12 am: 48°FPartly Cloudy

2 am: 46°FClear

4 am: 44°FClear

More Weather


Cabell Magistrate candidate: Greg Lawson (D)

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 08:33 PM

PARTY: Democrat

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.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

AGE: 60

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

QUESTIONS:

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.

 

(u'addcomment', u'nobuy')

Comments

The Herald-Dispatch welcomes your comments on this article, but please be civil. Avoid profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, accusations of criminal activity, name-calling or insults to the other posters. Herald-dispatch.com does not control or monitor comments as they are posted, but if you find a comment offensive or uncivil, hover your mouse over the comment and click the X that appears in the upper right of the comment. If you do not want your comment to post to your personal Facebook page, uncheck the box below the comment.