On May 8 J.D Beane is running in the democratic primary election for a seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Every Vote Counts
Online PR News – 27-April-2012 – Charleston/ West Virginia – West Virginians now have a new candidate to consider for the upcoming election for the West Virginia supreme court of Appeals. The primary election occurs on May 8, and candidate J.D. Beane has officially thrown his hat into the ring. Beane has a long history in the judicial system in West Virginia, and is looking to extend that career by taking a position on the West Virginia Supreme Court.
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin originally appointed Beane as Circuit Court Judge in 2006. There he served Wood and Wirt counties. He was officially elected in 2008 to serve an eight year term. Beane is currently Chief Judge. He has held that position since 2011, and other positions have included being part of the Judicial Investigation Commission.
Beane came into his judiciary career with a firm understanding of legal practice, which he obtained during his sixteen years as a private practice lawyer. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University and went on to study law at Capital University Law School, where he eventually obtained his law degree. Beane also attended summer school at Oxford University and the Ohio State University College of Law.
Beane is well-versed in legislative practices from serving in the West Virginia House of Delegates for an extended period of time. He served there from 1990-2006, and during that time he served on a number of committees. These included the Joint Committee on Government Operations (co-chair), Government Organization (chair), Judiciary Finance, Insurance (chair), Constitutional Revisions, Banking (vice-chair), Industry and Labor, Rules, Est, and Joint Committee on Interstate Cooperation (co-chair). Beane was elected to 2-year terms in the House of Delegates on nine consecutive occasions.
Beane's 22 years of public service have been recognized by the highest officials in the state of West Virginia. Governor Bob Wise chose Beane to be a member of the Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families. Additionally, Wise elected Beane to serve on the Commission of Governing in the 21st Century.
Thus, J.D. Beane has argued the law as an attorney. He has worked to create the law as a legislator, and he has applied the law as a Circuit Judge. As a member of the WV supreme court he would interpret the law. His stance is to ensure violent criminals get just punishment, while also ensuring that corporations are treated in the same manner as the common citizen. Beane asserts that he puts justice above ideology, and that he would not let politics influence his decisions on the WV supreme court of appeals.
Judge Beane feels that an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia could be a beneficial thing. However, he warns that such a venture must involve planning and foresight, or else it could end up delaying justice. he believes his time spent as a Circuit Judge provides him with the edge over his opponents.
Beane's opponents include H. John Rogers, James Rowe, Letita Chafin, Louis Palmer, and Robin Davis. Beane has received support from various organizations over his career, and hopes this support will carry over into a successful primary on May 8th.
About J.D Beane has been involved in public service for 22 years, serving 16 years in the House of Delegates. J.D. was appointed to the Circuit Court Judge seat in 2006 by then Governor, Joe Manchin. J.D. then ran unopposed in 2008 and is currently serving the citizens of Wood and Wirt counties as Chief Circuit Court Judge. J.D.’s experience as a Circuit Judge has prepared him well for the West Virginia State Supreme Court. As a judge, J.D. has treated everyone who comes before him with compassion, respect, and courtesy. J.D. believes that criminal offenders should receive swift punishment, especially violent offenders.