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Gov. Tomblin announces appointment to state parole board

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of former State Senator David Nohe to the West Virginia Parole Board.

“From serving in his hometown community to representing constituents on a statewide level, David’s professional background exemplifies a life of public service,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I believe he will continue to serve the people of West Virginia well in his new role on the West Virginia Parole Board.

Nohe served as the mayor of Vienna from 1997 to 2012. He was elected to the West Virginia State Senate in 2010, where he served both as mayor and state senator for two years. During his time in the Legislature, he served on the Judiciary Committee for five years and was chairman of the Banking and Insurance Committee and vice-chairman of the Energy, Industry and Mining Committee.

“I am honored and appreciative of Governor Tomblin’s confidence in selecting me to serve the people of West Virginia in this new role as a member of the West Virginia Parole Board,” Senator Nohe said. “This will allow me to contribute to developing and adopting polices that are cost effective while holding offenders more accountable. I look forward to working with my fellow board members and supporting justice reinvestment to increase public safety in our state.”

Nohe also served as a former detective with the Wood County Sheriff’s Department and attained a certificate of training with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency.

The nine-member Parole Board is an integral part of West Virginia’s criminal justice system. Senator Nohe succeeds James E. Colombo, who stepped down from the board in June ahead of his selection as mayor of Parkersburg.

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