NAME: Brenden D. Long

COUNTY: Putnam

PARTY: Non-partisan

DIVISION: Division 2

BIOGRAPHY: University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown – BA Accounting and Finance, Duquesne University School of Law – JD Law Review, West Virginia Bar Association, Putnam County Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Putnam County Criminal Justice Board, Putnam County Adult Drug Court Committee. brendenlongcampaign.wixsite.com/campaign

LEGAL/JUDICIAL EXPERIENCES: Intern at Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Law for Clerk Circuit Court Kanawha County, WV, Assistant Prosecutor for Kanawha County, WV, Founder/Attorney Long Law Offices, PLLC: family law, juvenile law, criminal law, personal injury, abuse and neglect cases, Guardian ad litemfor children

1. How would you make the judicial budgeting process more transparent?

Due to the current case and controversy surrounding the budgeting process involving the Justices, I cannot ethically answer this question. If elected, I will keep an open mind and will carry out my administrative duties faithfully and impartially in evaluating the budget process. See Supreme Court budget at wvcheckbook.gov.

2. Do you believe the current system of voluntary recusal is effective in avoiding real or perceived conflicts of interest or do we need a change in the system to ensure public confidence in the process? What changes would you propose?

There is a system in place, pursuant to the Code of Judicial Conduct, which refers to disqualification of a Judge/Justice and likewise in various court rules. If elected, I will keep an open mind and will carry out my adjudicative and administrative duties faithfully and impartially, which will include the recusal process.

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