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Supporting Immediate Relief for Monongalia County Magistrate Court


Monongalia County Republican Executive Committee Official Resolution: Appoint Qualified, Capable Republicans to Judicial Vacancies.

WHEREAS, the Monongalia County Republican Executive Committee is duly elected and appointed to carry out statutory responsibilities and to convey a vision for what Republicans want from government locally; and


WHEREAS, the Monongalia County Republican Executive Committee previously developed a local platform with community input to reflect desires and goals that was officially adopted in December 2020; and


WHEREAS, the present local Monongalia County GOP platform supports the addition of more magistrates to provide swift and equitable justice for all county residents; and


WHEREAS, magistrate court is the foundation of our court system and the Monongalia County Magistrate Court has repeatedly shown a documented higher than average caseload in recent years; and


WHEREAS, the Monongalia County Magistrate Court and Monongalia County Commission have stated a need for more help and immediate relief by legislative action to add a fifth magistrate judge by July 1; and


WHERAS, adding an additional magistrate judge would create greater court efficiency to schedule cases by an estimated twenty percent (20%) as stated publicly by local court officials; and


WHEREAS, more efficient scheduling can allow for more effective judicial recourse by enabling plaintiffs and defendants with more time in court to present evidence before a magistrate judge; now


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Monongalia County Republican Executive Committee calls for the West Virginia House of Delegates and the West Virginia Senate to grant immediate relief to the Monongalia County Magistrate Court; and


 

Adopted by the Monongalia County Republican Executive Committee on the 15th day of February 2023.



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