Patrick Morrisey announces steering committee meeting - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Patrick Morrisey announces steering committee meeting

Posted: Updated:
Morrisey is scheduled to take office Jan. 14, 2013 and will be the first Republican Attorney General in West Virginia since 1933. Morrisey is scheduled to take office Jan. 14, 2013 and will be the first Republican Attorney General in West Virginia since 1933.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Intruder Kicks in Door at Apartment in Beckley

    Intruder Kicks in Door at Apartment in Beckley

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:27:05 GMT
    Beckley Police are searching for two suspects after a burglary at the Lewis Ritchie Apartments in Beckley around 10:00 Friday night (8/29). 
    Beckley Police are searching for two suspects after a burglary at the Lewis Ritchie Apartments in Beckley around 10:00 Friday night (8/29). 
  • 21st annual Beckley's Kids Classic Festival kicks off Saturday

    21st annual Beckley's Kids Classic Festival kicks off Saturday

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:22:20 GMT
    The 21st annual Beckley's Kids Classic Festival kicks off Saturday with the Autumn Fest at Lake Stephens.
    The 21st annual Beckley's Kids Classic Festival kicks off Saturday with the Autumn Fest at Lake Stephens.
  • Sophia Police Chief resigns, Mayor now assumes both titles

    Sophia Police Chief resigns, Mayor now assumes both titles

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:17:49 GMT
    Viewers are calling in their concerns over the City of Sophia, so we found out the town does not have an acting Chief of Police. Sophia Mayor Danny Barr said on July 30th, former Sophia Police Chief, Sam McClure, resigned on good terms.
    Viewers are calling in their concerns over the City of Sophia, so we found out the town does not have an acting Chief of Police. Sophia Mayor Danny Barr said on July 30th, former Sophia Police Chief, Sam McClure, resigned on good terms.

Attorney General-elect Patrick Morrisey will convene the first meeting of the steering committee for his transition team to discuss key issues coming up in the next few months, Morrisey recently announced.

Morrisey is scheduled to take office Jan. 14, 2013, and will be the first Republican Attorney General in West Virginia since 1933.

"We have assembled a strong steering committee of leaders to help ensure that we are ready to serve the citizens of West Virginia on inauguration day," Morrisey said in the release. "The steering committee includes Republicans and Democrats, current and former elected officials, trial lawyers and defense attorneys, business leaders and labor union members, among others. "

Mark A. Carter, a Dinsmore & Shohl LLP partner, and Patrick R. Esposito II, a technology entrepreneur and attorney, will serve as co-chairmen of the transition team.

Other steering committee members are: Julia Chico Abbitt, a member of Jackson Kelly PLLC; Delegate Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha; Benjamin Bailey, a partner at Bailey & Glasser LLP; Sen. Donna Boley, R-Pleasants; Michael Caryl, a partner at Bowles Rice LLP; Bill Cole, member-elect of the West Virginia House of Delegates; Steve Connolly, an assistant Putnam County prosecutor; Stephen Crislip, a member of Jackson Kelly PLLC; Delegate Walter Duke, R-Berkeley; Eric Frankovitch, a partner at Frankovitch, Anetakis, Colantonio & Simon; Tom Graff, a partner at Bowles Rice; Fan Greear, a partner at Kesner, Kesner & Bramble; Stephen Groh, assistant Jefferson County prosecutor;  Roger Horton, president of Citizens for Coal; Rob Hoxton, CEO of HFI Wealth Management; former Secretary of State Betty Ireland; Sen. Evan Jenkins, D-Cabell; Charlotte Lane, counsel for McCuskey & Slicer PLLC; Debra McLaughlin, Morgan County prosecutor; Gaylene Miller, state director of AARP; John Shott, member-elect of the West Virginia House of Delegates; Delegate Erikka Kerr Storch, R-Ohio; Robert Steptoe Jr., chairman of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; and Beth Walker, deputy general counsel at West Virginia United Hospital System.