BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Delegate Brandon Steele (R-Raleigh) officially announced his candidacy for Circuit Judge at the Raleigh County Courthouse Thursday afternoon.
Steele announced that he would be seeking a seat within Raleigh County’s Tenth Judicial Circuit in 2024.
In front of a crowd of friends, colleagues, and supporters, Steele stated that he is ready to put his experience to work for the citizens of Raleigh County as the next Circuit Judge.
“When I look around my community of Raleigh County, I look at the legal community, I feel that I’m being called to come home and take care of things here,” Steele said.
“Having been in the legislature and showing folks what my values are, I think those correlate pretty strongly with the values of the vast majority of people in Raleigh County.”
Steele said although he has enjoyed his time representing Raleigh County in the House along with the achievements he has made, he said he believes in term limits and promised his constituents that he would not be in the House indefinitely.
“I’ve achieved a lot of the things that I set out to achieve when I first ran,” Steele said. “Combatting the drug crisis, working on our family court situation as well as our foster care situation, and then working on the economics of bringing businesses to West Virginia and growing what we have here.”
Brandon Steele is currently a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates serving the 42nd Delegate District and operates his own law firm.
Prior to being elected to the House in 2018, Steele served as the Assisting Prosecuting Attorney for Raleigh County.
Steele also served in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Mountain State University in 2004 and a J.D. from Marquette University in 2013.