5th generation farmer chosen to fill open W.Va. Senate seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Nicholas County farmer has been selected to fill an open seat in West Virginia’s Senate.

John “J.R.” Pitsenbarger has been selected by Gov. Jim Justice to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Greg Boso late last month.

Pitsenbarger is the owner and operator of Pitsenbarger Farms in Nicholas County. He is a fifth generation farmer.

He currently serves as vice president of the West Virginia Farm Bureau and chairman of the Board of Governors of the WVU Extension Service for Nicholas County.

“J.R. brings to the Senate a wide variety of experience, including extensive agriculture and rural development knowledge. I know he will be able to do great things for the residents of his district and the State of West Virginia,” stated Senate President Mitch Carmichael.

The 11th Senatorial District includes Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster counties and part of Grant County.

Pitsenbarger and his wife Tanya live in the Nicholas County countryside, near Nallen, WV.





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