CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Delegate Stephen Baldwin has been named to the state Senate seat that was vacated when Senator Ron Miller resigned to take a job as an agricultural liaison with the governor’s office.
The District 10 seat represents parts of Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers and Monroe counties.
Baldwin is from Ronceverte in Greenbrier County. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 2016 representing District 42 (Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers counties). A minister at Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, he and his wife, Kerry, have one son, Harrison.
“Service is my life’s calling,” Baldwin stated in a release sent out by the governor’s office.
“While this wasn’t something I saw coming, I agreed to serve 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 Governor Justice for appointing me and trusting me to serve the people faithfully.”
Baldwin’s appointment now opens up the House seat he’d held.
This is one of several legislative seats Justice has selected someone to fill in recent months.
Last week, Justice named Buck Jennings of Preston County to a House of Delegates seat that was vacated after the death of Delegate Tony Lewis.
Earlier last month, Justice announced the selection of Dianna Graves to represent District 38, which includes parts of Kanawha and Putnam counties, after the resignation of Delegate Nancy Foster.
Early last month, Justice selected Mark Drennan to fill the District 4 Senate seat vacated by longtime Sen. Mike Hall, who was leaving to become Justice’s chief of staff.