Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong has been serving as circuit court judge in Randolph County for more than four years. She was elected to that position and sworn in during January 2009, following her time spent as a family court judge in Randolph, Tucker and Grant counties from January 2003 to December 2008.
Wilfong said she is proud to be serving the citizens of Randolph County and is humbled by the opportunity to be a county judge.
"I really don't know where along the line I decided I wanted to be a judge, or if that was really ever in 'my plan,'" she said, "but I know I have been given a wonderful, unique opportunity by the people of Randolph County to make significant change in our community and in the lives of many people.
"I am grateful for the experience, humbled by the responsibility and always mindful of the level of trust that was placed in me when I was elected to serve in this capacity," Wilfong said.
After graduating from West Virginia University in 1995 with a doctor of jurisprudence, she has served in several positions in the field of law. In addition to being a family and circuit court judge, she has worked as a lawyer and assistant prosecuting attorney.
She has taught criminal law and business at colleges in the area and has participated in several family law seminars.
Her most recent seminars have taken place in the Randolph County Courtroom as part of the People's Law School, a series of free lectures on law-related topics being discussed in conjunction with local lawyers, probation officers and county magistrates.