Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a Raleigh County judge to serve a temporary term on the state Supreme Court.
John A. Hutchison of Beckley will serve until a 2020 special election, with the winner serving the remainder of Justice Allen Loughry's term through 2024. The court had a vacancy after Loughry resigned.
In a news release, Justice called Hutchison "one of the most conservative, respected jurists in the state of West Virginia."