Briefly About Ron Bane Magistrate candidate


  • Ron Bane.Office sought: Monongalia County Magistrate, Division 1
  • Name: Ron Bane
  • Party: Independent
  • Age: 54
  • Residence: Morgantown
  • Education:
    • PhD, Safety Engineering (Kennedy Western University)
    • MBA, Health/Healthcare Administration/Management (West Virginia University)
    • MS, Safety Engineering (West Virginia University)
    • BA, Political Science (West Virginia University)
  • Political and Civic Experience:
    • Mountain Line Transit Authority (2008-Present), Current Secretary, Past Treasurer
    • Mountaineer Lacrosse Officials Association (2010-Present), Current President
    • Morgantown Utility Board (2006-2020), Past Vice-Chair, Past Treasurer
    • Morgantown City Council (2001-2017), Past Deputy Mayor
      • Morgantown Parking Authority
      • Morgantown Traffic Commission
      • Morgantown-Monongalia Metropolitan Planning Organization
    • Leadership West Virginia (2009)
    • Leadership Monongalia
  • Professional Experience:
    • West Virginia University, Mountainlair, Night Operations Manager (2017-Present)
    • West Virginia University Hospitals, Increasing Roles of Responsibility including Safety Officer (1994-2017)
    • Carolina Food Processors, Director of Safety & Environmental Health (1993-1994)
    • Sterling Faucet Plumbing Group, Assistant to Safety Manager (1992-1993)
  • Campaign Statement: Vote Ron Bane for fair and impartial justice in Division 1. Bane brings a fresh perspective and commonsense approach to the bench. As a citizen judge, Ron will honor the dignity of all those who come before him, and extend respect to all who respect our court. Bane will discharge his duties and responsibilities with vim and vigor so that justice can be expeditiously pursued and the rule of law consistently upheld.
  • Top Priorities if Elected:Bane for Magistrate Division 1.
    • Steer at-risk youth toward help, and support vulnerable citizens
    • Employ varying strategies to lower repeat offender rates
    • Prioritize domestic violence and mental hygiene cases
    • Advocate for an effective and efficient justice system:
      • Reduce regional jail trends and taxpayer costs
      • Ensure sufficient court resources to match county growth
      • Minimize the need to use retired/special judges to handle caseloads
    • Collaborate with others on strategies to address community issues:
      • Approach the mental health crisis with care and compassion
      • Champion recovery and sobriety in addiction and substance abuse cases
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