HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 95
(By Delegates Butcher, Stowers, R. Phillips and Rodighiero)
Requesting the Division of Highways to erect signs at the Town of Chapmanville corporate limits on U.S. Rt. 119 at mile post 15.31 on the northbound lane and milepost 15.61 on the southbound lane that state “Chapmanville - Home of Earl Ray Tomblin, 35th Governor of West Virginia".
Whereas, Earl Ray Tomblin was born on March 15, 1952, the son of Freda M. and Earl Tomblin; and
Whereas, Earl Ray Tomblin was educated in Logan County public schools and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Marshall University; and
Whereas, Earl Ray Tomblin was first elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1974 and held that position until he was elected to the West Virginia Senate in 1980; and
Whereas, Earl Ray Tomblin served in the State Senate from 1980 until he was elected Governor of West Virginia in 2011, and he served as Senate President from 1995 to 2011, making him the longest serving Senate President in West Virginia's history; and
Whereas, Earl Ray Tomblin became the first Lieutenant Governor of West Virginia upon creation of that designation in 2000, and he was called upon to serve as acting Governor in 2010 when then Governor Manchin resigned the position to fill the unexpired term of U. S. Senator Robert C. Byrd; and
Whereas, On October 4, 2011 Earl Ray Tomblin won the special gubernatorial election to fulfill the remainder of the unexpired term of former Gov. Manchin, and he was sworn in as the 35th Governor of West Virginia on November 13, 2011; and
Whereas, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and his wife of thirty-one years, Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, and their son Brent, make their home in Chapmanville, Logan County, West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at the Town of Chapmanville corporate limits on U.S. Rt. 119 at mile post 15.31 on the northbound lane and milepost 15.61 on the southbound lane that state “Chapmanville - Home of Earl Ray Tomblin, 35th Governor of West Virginia"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates is requested to forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways, to the Town of Chapmanville and to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.