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Atkinson named to 11th District House of Delegates seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Martin “Rick” Atkinson III will represent residents of the 11th District in the West Virginia House of Delegates.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment Sunday. Atkinson fills the vacancy created when former Delegate Bob Ashley was appointed to the West Virginia Senate on Sept. 15. The governor’s appointment is effective immediately.

Atkinson, a West Virginia University graduate, retired from BPB-Stella Jones in 2013 and currently serves as director of sales for Mountain State Log Homes. He is an active volunteer with the 4-H Club in Roane County and has helped replace the cabins at Camp Sheppard. Atkinson is a member of First Baptist Church in Spencer.

He and his wife, Jeanette, live in Reedy.

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