11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 UPDATE:
The West Virginia House of Delegates has a new member. Chanda Adkins (R-Raleigh) has been appointed to fill the seat for District 31 which covers Raleigh and Wyoming Counties.
Adkins fills the seat left vacant when Karen Lynne Arvon was appointed to the West Virginia Senate. Arvon is filling the seat left vacant by Jeff Mullins.
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.