CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Jeff Campbell of Lewisburg to a seat in the House of Delegates representing District 42.
Campbell fills the vacancy created earlier this month when former Delegate Stephen Baldwin was named to the State Senate in District 10 following the resignation of Sen. Ron Miller.
The 42nd Delegate District Democratic Executive Committee forwarded Campbell’s name to Justice last week for consideration along with those of Cindy Lavender-Bowe and Cathey Sawyer.
Campbell has been a teacher in the Greenbrier County school system since 2001 and has taught Social Studies at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School in Ronceverte for the last nine years. He also has been a radio broadcaster in Greenbrier County for 33 years and for 29 years he has served as statistical coordinator for West Virginia University football broadcasts.
“I am humbled by this appointment from Gov. Justice and look forward to representing the citizens of this district in the House of Delegates,” Campbell said.
This is one of several legislative seats Justice has selected someone to fill in recent months.
The governor named Baldwin to the open Senate seat vacated by Miller earlier this month.
A week prior to that, 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.