Jack Alsop, Judge of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Division 2, announced his candidacy for re-election to the position that he currently holds as a Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Division 2. The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit includes the counties of Braxton, Clay, Gilmer and Webster County, West Virginia.
Judge Alsop has held this position since his appointment by Governor Gaston Caperton, in August, 1996.
While serving as circuit judge, Alsop has served as treasurer, secretary, vice-president and president of the West Virginia Judicial Association. Alsop has served on various committees for the judicial association, including the legislative, special needs and rules committees.
In addition, Alsop has served on the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia as a temporary justice, having been so appointed by the Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, to fill a vacancy created by recusal of a sitting justice.
Judge Alsop has also been assigned to sit in several West Virginia counties, outside of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, to handle cases when the judge in that particular circuit has been disqualified.
Prior to assuming the bench, Judge Alsop was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and all other state courts in West Virginia.
A Webster County native, Judge Alsop has an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and a 1977 graduate of the West Virginia University of the College of Law.
Judge Alsop and his wife, Linda, are the proud parents of 3 children and proud grandparents of 5 grandchildren.
Judge Alsop stated “I am very proud of having served the citizens of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit as their circuit judge in a fair, impartial, but firm manner and look forward to continuing such fair administration of justice to the citizens of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit.”
Further, I look forward to seeing the citizens of Braxton, Clay, Gilmer and Webster Counties over the next few months prior to the May 10, 2016 election.