Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Jesse Caldwell, IV to serve as Superior Court Judge for Judicial District 27A in Gaston County. He will fill the vacant seat formerly held by the Honorable Jesse B. Caldwell, III.
“Jess Caldwell has spent his legal career serving the people of Gaston County,” Gov. Cooper said. “I am confident that he will be a great asset to the bench.”
Caldwell is the Chief Juvenile Public Defender for Gaston County. Previously, he was the Assistant Public Defender in Gastonia. He is a guest lecturer at Johnson C. Smith University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor at the Charleston School of Law.