ELKINS, W.Va. – A Randolph County magistrate has resigned to run for a different post this year.
Magistrate Robert Elbon has stepped down from his post to run for sheriff in Randolph County.
Elbon was last elected to office after defeating a challenger in the 2016 elections. His term was due to expire at the end of this year.
Staff in the magistrate’s office said a senior status magistrate will be appointed in the short term to fill his seat.
By West Virginia law, Randolph County Circuit Judge David Wilmoth will appoint a replacement to serve until the next election.