By September 11, 2018 Read More →

Clay County attorney challenges Jenkins eligibility for West Virginia Supreme Court

By LACIE PIERSON

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Clay County attorney says Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., has not been admitted to practice law in West Virginia for at least 10 years prior to this election, which means he is not eligible to serve on the Supreme Court under the West Virginia Constitution, according to a petition filed with the high court Monday.

Wayne King filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking to have the court direct Secretary of State Mac Warner to remove Jenkins’ name from the Nov. 6 ballot. King also wants Warner to withhold or withdraw Jenkins’ candidacy for the Division 2 election to the court, which is the race for the term left vacant by Robin Davis’ retirement.

King applied to be appointed to the vacancy left when Menis Ketchum resigned from the court. King did not file candidacy in either of the November special elections for the court.

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