Four seek Judgeship
Lexington Dispatch March 1, 2016 article – “Four seek District 22B Judgeship” by Darrick Ignasiak as seen at http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20160301/NEWS/160309969/1005?Title=Four-seek-District-22B-judgeship
The relevant portion as is relates to Jon Welborn:
Welborn, 35, graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree
in political science/criminal justice. During his time at ASU, he was introduced to
the court systems by interning at the Watauga County District Attorney’s Office. He
obtained his law degree from the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. He interned
under District Attorney Garry Frank in the 22nd Prosecutorial District.
In 2005, Welborn opened his law firm in Statesville. After several years of
commuting to Statesville and surrounding counties, he decided to call Davie County
not only home for his family but also the location for his law practice, Welborn Law
Firm, PLLC in Mocksville.
“Over the years, I have represented clients in a variety of civil and criminal matters,”
Welborn said. “This includes, but is not limited to, complex Superior Court jury
trials involving substantial damages and serious felonies, administrative and District
Court misdemeanors and traffic offenses. I have tried countless cases in all of the
North Carolina trial courts.”
Welborn said he is actively involved in a variety of civic and charitable organizations.
He also explained he is a proud, third generation Master Mason and serves on the
Board of directors for the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford. Welborn is married
to wife Amber. They have two children.
“I see a great opportunity to effect positive change in our communities through
support and mentorship for our struggling youth,” he said. “I am the only candidate
with small children attending public school. Clearly, I have a personal investment in
keeping our communities safe and supporting the families that live here. Every
decision I make from the judicial bench will stem from that single perspective. …”
Welborn said he grew up hunting and fishing with his Dad and brother and
continues to be a strong advocate for Second Amendment rights. He believes it is a
citizen’s right to protect their home, business and family through responsible gun
ownership, if they desire.
“‘We the People’ must keep a check on government power and control. Other
candidates may say, ‘We don’t need an activist in the courtroom.’ But, I dare to say
that we desperately need a judge that will stand strong for our founding freedoms. I
will not hide behind a curtain of political correctness when I am asked about my
beliefs. … That does not disable me from maintaining fairness and equity in the
courtroom; rather it frees me to fully engage in the process of justice.”
Welborn said he supports the death penalty.
by Jon Welborn