Gov. Justice’s Pick To Fill Delegate Seat Stirs GOP Dispute

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s governor picked an executive at a road contractor to take the vacated House of Delegates seat of Derrick Evans, who resigned after he was charged with illegally entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. But county Republicans are challenging the appointment of Joshua Booth.

The chair of the Wayne County GOP went to court alleging Justice usurped the selection process by not picking one of the candidates put forth by the county party.

Justice disputed concerns over the legality of his pick, saying he has been in “constant contact” with the state attorney general’s office on the matter.