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Candidacy Announcement: Jacob Reger for 26th Judicial Circuit Court Judge

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Jake Reger is announcing his candidacy for re-election as Circuit Judge for Upshur and Lewis Counties. Reger was first elected Judge in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He served as Prosecuting Attorney for Upshur County from 2005 through 2014.

Reger is a 1978 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School. He then attended West Virginia University and obtained a degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. Subsequently, he graduated from West Virginia University College of Law. He is also a graduate of the National Judicial College general jurisdiction course.

As Judge for Upshur and Lewis Counties, Reger has presided over hundreds of criminal and civil cases. He has done so with the goal of achieving the fair administration of justice and the goal of achieving fairness and equitable relief for the parties appearing before him.

He also implemented a drug court for his Circuit, which has achieved numerous successes for individuals with substance abuse and addiction issues.

Also, during his time as Judge, Reger has served by temporary assignment on cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals. He has also served by temporary assignment on numerous cases in Randolph, Harrison, Barbour, and Doddridge Counties. He was appointed by the West Virginia Judicial Association to serve as one of its two representatives on the West Virginia Sentencing Commission. He currently serves as Secretary to the West Virginia Judicial Association.

Reger, A Native of Upshur County, has served on the Board of Directors of a number of community-based organizations in the area. Reger is the son of the late John S. and Helen G. Reger. He resides in Upshur County with his wife Beverley.

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