By JOSELYN KING
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
WHEELING, W.Va. — Candidates for the Division 1 seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals believe the state’s court system needs to move quicker and be more affordable and accessible to the public.
Eight of the 10 candidates seeking election to an unexpired two-year term on the court convened Sunday at West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling for a candidate forum jointly sponsored by the county Republican and Democratic parties, and the Ohio County Bar Association.
Participating in the event were Tim Armstead, Kanawha County; Harry “Bo” Bruner Jr., Kanawha County; Robert Carlton, Mingo County; Ronald H. Hatfield Jr., Cabell County; Hiram “Buck” Lewis, Clay County; Joanna I. Tabit, Kanawha County; Chris Wilkes, Berkeley County; and Jeff C. Woods, Kanawha County.
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