Hiram C. “Buck” Lewis, IV, filed to run for election to Circuit Judge for the 14th Judicial Circuit, Division 2, encompassing Braxton, Gilmer, Clay and Webster counties.
Buck Lewis is a 10-year veteran who served on active duty as an Airborne/Ranger for three years with the elite 3d Ranger Battalion based in Fort Benning, Georgia, and several years in the West Virginia Army National Guard as a Captain and JAG officer. Buck left active duty military service in 1997 to attend law school at West Virginia University graduating in 2001. Following law school, Buck practiced law in Morgantown, West Virginia, from 2001-2012. Shortly after 9/11, Buck joined the West Virginia Army National Guard as a JAG officer. As a Captain and JAG officer for the West Virginia Army National Guard, Buck was deployed to help clean-up following hurricanes Katrina and Rita in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Since beginning his private practice in October 2001, Buck has handled all kinds of cases including Bankruptcy, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Personal Injury, Corporate Law, Civil Rights, Employment Law, Estate Law, Property Law, Oil and Gas Law, and Criminal Law. Buck is admitted to practice in West Virginia state courts, the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts, including the Bankruptcy Courts in both districts. He is also admitted to practice before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Buck has four degrees from West Virginia University: a Finance degree, an Accounting degree, a Law degree, and a Masters in Athletic Coaching Education.
Buck is also an ordained minister and pastor of the American Chapel at Elkhurst which is the oldest church in Clay County.
Buck says he is running for Circuit Judge to offer the voters of Clay, Webster, Gilmer, and Braxton County an alternative to the status quo and provide a new voice to protect, support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of West Virginia. Buck believes that our Constitutional rights are being slowly eroded away or threatened and that the Circuit Judge position is the first line of defense to protect and uphold those rights. “I believe in the Constitution and the separation of powers that it represents,” Buck says.
Buck promises to be fair and impartial as your next judge for the 14th Judicial District. “Everyone that comes before me will get a fair shake and an opportunity to be heard. Those are the qualities and attributes of a good judge,” Buck says. Buck said the best way to keep informed of his campaign is to like his Facebook page, “Buck Lewis for Judge.” “We will post our schedule of events and other updates as the campaign progresses. I hope to meet as many people as possible and earn your vote on Election Day. To contact the campaign, you can call Buck’s office in Clay at (304) 587-4782 or via email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primary election day is Tuesday, May 10, 2016.