Lynne Arvon appointed to fill Mullins' WV Senate seat

10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 UPDATE:

According to officials, the seat vacated by Senator Jeff Mullins (R-9th District) will be filled by Karen Lynne Arvon.  She has been serving in the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 31. Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) made the announcement.

The process will now begin to find a replacement to fill Arvon's seat in the House of Delegates.


CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WVNS)- Senator Jeff Mullins resigned from the West Virginia Senate Friday morning, January 12, 2018.

Mullins, a republican state senator representing Raleigh, Wyoming and McDowell counties resigned due to obligations to his business and family. 

Mullins sent a resignation letter to Senate President Mitch Carmichael.

He said in part, "It has been a pleasure to work closely with my colleagues in the senate, and I can say that this great state is blessed to have a committed group of men and women who work diligently everyday to make life better for all West Virginians."

Carmichael, R-Jackson, issued the following statement about Mullins' resignation, 

“Senator Mullins brought a truly unique skillset to the West Virginia Senate, and his perspective will be greatly missed. He has been a valuable part of our aggressive agenda to move West Virginia forward. We wish him all of the success in the world, and I am certain he will continue to do amazing things for the citizens of southern West Virginia.”

Mullins resignation is effective today.

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