The West Virginia Supreme Court has chosen Justice Margaret Workman to serve as chief justice in 2015.
The court said Tuesday that justices unanimously approved Workman to serve as chief justice at their last administrative court.
If Workman is unable to serve, Justice Menis Ketchum will serve as chief justice.
Workman was elected to the court in 2008.
In 1988, she became the first woman elected to statewide office in West Virginia when she won a previous term. She also was the first woman elected to the state's highest court.
Workman previously served as chief justice in 1993, 1997 and 2011.