Local attorney Joshua J. (Josh) Teague is pleased to announce his candidacy for District Court Judge for the 24th Judicial District of North Carolina. The 24th District encompasses Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey and Madison counties.
The campaign will hold a Campaign Kick-Off and Meet the Candidate event on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Vidalia Restaurant in Boone from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“I am running because I believe that we need honesty, integrity, and consistency in our courts. Our court system is overburdened and under resourced. We need to honestly assess our situation. We need to more efficiently utilize our court and community resources to effectively and justly resolve cases. Recognizing the underlying issue and making appropriate findings and referrals will improve our court efficiency, make our law enforcement efforts more effective, and our communities safer.” Teague said.
“Strict adherence to the law, treating everyone equally and respectfully maintains the integrity of our system and promotes our values. It creates equal protection and breeds consistency from the bench. It serves to eliminate personal bias and builds confidence in our system of justice.”
Teague is originally from Boone, North Carolina and attended Appalachian State University and Wake Forest University School of Law. He returned to Boone to build a general practice focusing in the areas of criminal and juvenile defense, estates and guardianship matters. Teague has also represented clients in civil matters, child support, abuse, neglect and dependency cases as well as serving as a guardian ad litem.
In addition to his practice, Teague is the attorney representative for the Watauga County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) and is a board member for the Mediation and Restorative Justice Center, a non-profit which provides court services to eleven counties in western North Carolina and administers the Drug Treatment Court in Watauga and Avery Counties. Teague is also active with many civic organizations and non-profits.
Teague will face Rebecca Eggers-Gryder, who was appointed to the position by Gov. Pat McCrory to serve out the remainder of an unexpired term, in the November 8 general election.
You can learn more about Josh Teague and his campaign by visiting the campaign page at www.facebook.com/teagueforjudge.
For more information, contact Josh Teague at (828) 262-9897