CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) –
UPDATE (1/15/19 11:30 AM):
State Senator Richard Ojeda, (D) Logan, has formally submitted his letter of resignation from the West Virginia State Senate.
Sen. Ojeda said in the letter, “It has been an honor to have served in this revered Chamber and to have been entrusted with protecting and furthering the good works for the citizens who elected me and for West Virginians as a whole. Frustrating at times, yes, but a true honor.”
You can read the full letter below:
State Senator Richard Ojeda, (D) Logan, announced that he is resigning from the West Virginia State Senate sometime next week.
Sen. Ojeda said that he is stepping down to focus on his 2020 Presidential Campaign.
Sen. Ojeda announced his presidential campaign on Monday, November 12th, 2018, at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
By law, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R) must appoint a Democrat to fill Sen Ojeda’s seat.
This is a developing story and we will continue to update it as more information becomes available.