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Newest delegate takes oath among scaffolding in House Chamber

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The newest member of the House of Delegates was sworn-in Friday afternoon but the House Chamber looked a lot different than normal.

State code requires delegates take the oath of office in the chamber and that’s what newest House member Jeff Campbell did but the chamber is undergoing a major renovation project.

So Campbell and Intermediate Court of Appeals Chief Judge Dan Greear held the ceremony among the scaffolding set up on the House floor.

Campbell, R-Greenbrier, was named to the position earlier this week by Gov. Jim Justice. He served an unexpired term and then a full two-year term in the House a few years ago.

Campbell replaces Mike Honaker who is the state Department of Homeland Scurity’s new inspector general.

Work in the House Chamber is expected to be finished some time in December, just ahead of the beginning of the 60-day regular session in January.

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