Magistrate (3 seats) (Wayne)
Randy Wiles (i)
|Name:||Randy Wiles (i)|
|Home County:||Wayne County|
EDUCATION: Vinson High School, WV State Police Acedemy.
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION (INCLUDE SPECIFIC YEARS SERVED): Wayne County Magistrate for 4 years.
OTHER WORK HISTORY: Huntington Police Department 28 Years, WV Supreme Court Fatality Review Team, Novamont Corp.
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Paternal Order of Police, Gold Star Lodge 65.
FAMILY: Wife Penny Dowis Wiles and 3 Sons, Jeremy, Darren and Brady Wiles.
As a lifetime resident of Wayne County, i have been involved in my community. For over thirty years, i attend Good Samaritan Church on Harvey Road. I’ve volunteered in the community for various projects and sports programs. My parents tought us by example to be active in our community. My father, the late Lee Wiles, was on the Wayne County school board, and my mother, Dot Wiles was active in coaching girls sports and continues to volunteer for the Special Olympics. My three brothers, Bob, Rod and Rick, sister, Rhonda Hatfield and I continue to follow in our parents footsteps.
- 50 WORDS OR LESS: Given the large number of candidates, what traits set you apart from the field and qualify you to be a magistrate?
- I proudly served as a Huntington police officer for 28 years I’ve had expereience in both civil and criminal cases in magistrate, circuit and the federal court system as well as extensive training throughout my career. These are years of experience I’ve carried over to being a well informed magistrate.
- 50 WORDS OR LESS: What kinds of experience do you have with law enforcement or the law profession?
- Being a retired Huntington police officer, I’ve dealt with all aspects of the criminal court system, specializing in the drug and vice unit.
- 50 WORDS OR LESS: Should there be a minimal education requirement for magistrate candidates that includes some type of college degree?
- I believe education is limitless. There are no degrees required for president, us senate, state treasure, etc. Life experiences and training in our career plays a unique roll in qualifications for magistrate. Wayne County has the right to decide who they vote for-this is their court- the peoples court.
- 50 WORDS OR LESS: What would you do to make magistrate court more efficient?
- As a sitting magistrate, i see things as they are and if they could be changed to better the judicial system I’d meet with our other magistrates and circuit court judges to see if changes could better serve the people of Wayne County in a more efficient and effective way.