A Nicholas County delegate has announced he is leaving his seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates, months before the 2020 general election.
The resignation from Del. Jordan Hill, R-Nicholas, will become effective May 28. In a news release from House Communications Director Jared Hunt, Hill said he was leaving after five and a half years for a job outside of the 41st district, which encompasses parts of Nicholas and Greenbrier counties.
“I thank the people of the 41st District for giving me the opportunity to be their voice in the Legislature,” Hill said in the statement. “We’ve accomplished a great deal to move our state forward since 2015, and I know that momentum will continue into the future.”
In the most recent legislative session, Hill chaired the House Health and Human Resources committee, which passed a bill he co-sponsored capping monthly insulin copayments at $100 dollars, and another bill promising $16.9 million for foster care reform.
Going forward, executive director Byron Fisher for the West Virginia Republican Party said the 41st District Republican Executive Committee will be taking applications for a replacement to occupy Hill’s seat until the end of his term.
The committee must have three recommendations for Gov. Jim Justice by June 12, leaving him five days to select someone.
Hill announced on the last day of the 2020 session he was not planning to run for another term. With less than a month until the June 9 primary, Heather Tully from Summersville is running unopposed for the Republican nomination.
Duane Bragg in Tioga also runs unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the 41st District.
Emily Allen is a Report for America corps member.