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UPDATE:

According to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's official Twitter account, Timothy Kinsey has been selected to fill Speaker Rick Thompson's vacant House seat.

 

UPDATE:

The Wayne County Democratic Executive Committee met June 17 and submitted three names to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for him to select one to serve in the seat recently vacated by outgoing Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne.

The three individuals are: Timothy Kinsey, Kenneth R. Hicks and Mathew McComas.

Tomblin now has 10 days to appoint one of the three to serve District 19.

 

Original story:

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the official proclamation just after noon June 17 to call the 100 members of the House of Delegates into a special session at noon June 18 to select a new speaker.

Click here to read the official proclamation

Members are called to meet at the state Capitol in Charleston, and the full Legislature is scheduled to meet in Wheeling June 19 for the start of monthly interim committee meetings in celebration of the state's 150th birthday.

Outgoing House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, announced in mid-May he would accept Tomblin's appointment at the helm of the Department of Veterans Assistance.

The Wayne County Democratic Executive Committee is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. June 17 to nominate three people to serve District 19 in Thompson's absence. Tomblin will select one name from those three to fill the vacancy created by Thompson's departure.

Click here for our recent coverage of this issue.