CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice proclaimed that flags should be displayed at half-staff to honor former Delegate Sharon Malcolm on Monday.
Malcolm, 72, passed away at her home last week.
The proclamation applies from dawn to dusk to state-owned facilities in Kanawha County.
Malcolm represented House District 39, northern Kanawha County, which spans the Sissonville, Mink Shoals and Cross Lanes areas.
Malcolm was appointed on March 22, 2018, after the resignation of longtime Delegate Ronald Walters.
She was elected to the seat in the Nov. 6, 2018, General Election.
Malcolm was a retired auditor for the state of West Virginia and was the first woman to serve as a doorkeeper in the House of Delegates and as the first female Assistant Sergeant at Arms for the state Senate.
The Kanawha County GOP Executive Committee last week passed a resolution, calling Malcolm “a fierce champion for her district.”
“RESOLVED, that the Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee mourns the loss of Sharon Lewis Malcolm and honors the legacy of a Delegate whose leadership helped shape for the better her District, and whose memory endures in the hearts of her constituents and colleagues, and a grateful State.”