“I’m pleased by the announcement of three outstanding men to help open West Virginia’s Intermediate Court of Appeals. Seeing this effort come to fruition after years and years of discussion and debate has been extremely gratifying. I believe this truly is one of the policy initiatives that will further our state as a place where people and businesses want to locate.
“When the House voted on this bill, I said it strikes a good balance of what our institutions of government should be, and I believe that even more so, especially after hearing the names of our new judges, one of whom I’ve worked closely with for years. In addition to many other distinctions throughout his career, Dan Greear has served as counsel to the House of Delegates for several years, and I have all the confidence in the world in his abilities. He has served both as a legislator and a judge in the past, and he has performed both roles with dignity.”