CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A little over a year removed from an impeachment scandal that included pricey renovations of court offices, the West Virginia Supreme Court’s lineup is about to finish its own complete makeover, barring a last-second filing.
Nine candidates are seeking three seats on the five-member court in May.
Missing from the list of candidates is Justice Margaret Workman, whose 12-year term ends this year.
Saturday was the deadline for candidates to have their papers postmarked.
If the 72-year-old Workman retires, it would mark the last piece in a court turnover over the past four years.
Two justices stepped down in 2018 and a third, Allen Loughry, resigned after being convicted of felony fraud charges.