Monday, Oct. 15, 2017 UPDATE:
Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) announced the replacement for District 10 Senator Ron Miller on Monday. He appointed Stephen Baldwin of Ronceverte to take the seat which represents Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers and Monroe Counties. The vacancy was created when Miller accepted a position with the Governor’s administration as the Agriculture Liaison.
“Service is my life’s calling,” Baldwin said. “While this wasn’t something I saw coming, I agreed to server because I can help. I’m honored and humbled to be asked. I want to get to know folks, listen to their stories, and make a positive impact. Thanks to Gov. Justice for appointing me and trusting me to serve the people faithfully.”
ORIGINAL STORY: The hunt is on for a replacement Senator in District 10 after State Senator Ron Miller stepped down from his position. Candidates had to submit their names for the position by noon this past Monday.
Six candidates put their names in the hat and three were submitted to Governor Justice for him to choose from. The three candidates are Stephen Baldwin, Matt Detch, and Margaret Staggers.
Paul Detch, the Chairman of the Greenbrier County Democratic Executive Committee said he was pleased with the people who submitted their names and it was hard to pick the three candidates.
“Those are the ones that are all very qualified and believe me it was a difficult decision, all of them in my opinion were a strong group of candidates,” Detch said.
Governor Justice has five days to decide who will be the next District 10 senator.