Tomblin Appoints Blackwell to House
Governor Tomblin has appointed a new member to the West Virginia House of Delegates, filling just one of three vacancies in the chamber the day before the 2016 legislative session is set to begin.
Tomblin appointed Frank Blackwell to represent the state's 25th House of Delegates district. Blackwell replaces former Del. Linde Goode Phillips who had held the post since 2008.
A Mullens resident, Blackwell currently serves as the superintendet of Wyoming County schools, and has spent nearly 50 years working as a teacher, prinicipal and administrator in West Virginia. He's held the position as superintendent for 34 years and is currently the longest serving in the state, but plans to retire in June.
Governor Tomblin will appoint two additional members to the state House of Delegates in the coming days to replace Monongalia County Republican Amanda Pasdon and Logan County Democrat Harry Keith White. Both resigned from their positions in the House in the past few weeks.