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John ‘J.R.” Pitsenbarger appointed to W.Va. Senate in District 11

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today (Thursday, Oct. 17) Gov. Jim Justice appointed John “J.R.” Pitsenbarger to the 11th Senatorial District seat, vacated by the resignation of Greg Boso. The district covers all of Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster counties; as well as part of Grant County.

Pitsenbarger and his wife Tanya live in the Nicholas County countryside, near Nallen, W.Va.

Pitsenbarger is a 5th-generation farmer and a lifelong resident in Nicholas County. He serves as vice president of the West Virginia Farm Bureau.

Pitsenbarger, a 5th-generation farmer, is the owner and operator of Pitsenbarger Farms in Nicholas County and has been a field enumerator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in Charleston. He currently serves as vice president of the West Virginia Farm Bureau and chairman of the Board of Governors of the WVU Extension Service for Nicholas County. Pitsenbarger is a graduate of Glenville State College and Nicholas County High School.

“There’s no question that it was going to take a special person to fill the vacancy left behind by Senator Boso,” Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said. “J.R. brings to the Senate a wide variety of experience, including extensive agriculture and rural development knowledge. I know he will be able to do great things for the residents of his district and the State of West Virginia. I look forward to working with him and watching him be a valuable part of making our state an outstanding place to live, work, and raise a family.”

— Information for the release supplied by the Office of the Governor and the office of W.Va. Senate President Mitch Carmichael.

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