“I, Jason Edward Ramey, will, in the execution of my office, endeavor to have the criminal laws fairly and impartially administered, so far as in me lies, according to the best of my knowledge and ability, so help me God.”
On March 29, 2018, PCC alumnus Jason Ramey (’09) completed his oath of office with the above promise as he stepped into the role of interim district attorney for Rockingham County, North Carolina. On January 2, 2019, he was sworn in as the elected district attorney for the newly formed Prosecutorial District 22, covering both Rockingham County and Caswell County.
Thirteen years prior, Jason walked onto campus as a freshman studying history at PCC with almost no idea where God was going to lead his life.
“I did not always envision that I would be a prosecutor, but I felt that God was leading me in this direction when I was a junior at PCC,” he said. “I believe my time at PCC helped strengthen my resolve to do the right thing, regardless of the consequences. Prosecutors have immense power in the criminal justice system, and it is imperative that prosecutors always strive to do the right thing, to seek justice not convictions.”
After graduating from PCC, Jason went to Wake Forest University School of Law where he graduated with honors. Throughout years of hard work and dedication, he and his wife Miranda (’06) have faced every new challenge with confidence that they are in God’s will.
“I knew the entire time I was in law school that I wanted to be an assistant district attorney,” Jason said. “It has not been an easy path for my wife and me. We’ve moved several times in order to fulfill my calling, but we have been blessed by God beyond anything we could have ever imagined.”
Jason began his career prosecuting low-level misdemeanor cases and eventually worked up to handling serious felony trials. In each experience, he found that his job as a prosecutor has required more of him than the ability to complete years of education and the willingness to move where he is needed; it has required him to provide full dedication to upholding the foundational laws of the United States.
“It was an incredible experience to take the oath of office as district attorney,” Jason recalled. “It is a sacred vow, and I am ever mindful of the overwhelming responsibilities that I promised to God to uphold the Constitution of the United States and Constitution of North Carolina.”
Though the work can often be hard, Jason hopes to continue in his position until retirement, as he finds it to be a fulfilling line of work.
“It is not an easy job, but I love what I do,” he said. “The most fulfilling thing that I do is helping victims of crime receive justice. From first-degree murder cases to low-level misdemeanors, I enjoy working with law enforcement on behalf of victims to make sure that justice is done in each case.”
Above all else, Jason thanks the Lord for the way he’s been blessed.
“We would have never believed that I would be the district attorney at such a young age, much less the youngest district attorney in North Carolina,” he said. “Soli Deo Gloria!”