About the Candidate

Jason and Misty have been married for 30 years, and Jason has practiced law for 30 years, focusing on Criminal Justice.  Jason believes in vigorously pursuing justice with dignity.  This means conducting a full and fair investigation into each and every case.  Sometimes, punishment can include efforts at restoration.  This is especially true when the case involves mental health aspects.  On the other hand, serious violent felonies must be fully prosecuted, and the victims protected.  Cases don't need to linger on and on, leaving the victims, the defendants, and the community as a whole without efficient solutions. 

Raising two sons who graduated from Evans High School in Columbia County has given Jason and Misty a level of discernment that comes only from living.

A graduate of Duke University, and the University of Georgia School of Law, Mr. Hasty's experience includes 8 years as an Assistant Public Defender in the Augusta Judicial Circuit, and 8 years in private practice, right here in the Augusta Judicial Circuit.