CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The incoming GOP majority of the West Virginia House of Delegates today renominated Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, to continue serving as Speaker of the House for the 84th Legislature.
The nomination was made during a private caucus meeting this afternoon at the state Capitol.
“I am honored and humbled to once again receive this nomination from my colleagues and friends, and look forward to working with them over the next two years to improve the economy and opportunities available to all West Virginians,” Speaker Hanshaw said.
“In the coming weeks, I will be working with all members to craft a 2019 legislative agenda that will continue our efforts to inspire job creation and economic development in our state, while also working to improve our education system, open up better healthcare opportunities, and continue our responsible fiscal management of this state,” Speaker Hanshaw said.
“I sense a tremendous amount of energy in our caucus, and we have several new members who bring new perspectives to the Legislature,” Speaker Hanshaw said. “I look forward to working with them to make our state a better place for all.”
Speaker Hanshaw was initially elected House Speaker in August, following the resignation of former House Speaker Tim Armstead, who is now a Justice on the state Supreme Court of Appeals.
In addition to the Speaker nomination, House Republicans also nominated Steve Harrison to continue in his role as House Clerk.
The formal elections for House Speaker and Clerk, as well as other House officers, will occur on the first day of the 2019 legislative session, which is Wed., Jan. 9.