Tom Azinger was sworn in Friday in the West Virginia House of Delegates chamber to fill the seat in District 10.
Gov. Jim Justice appointed Azinger earlier this week to fill the seat vacated by Delegate Frank Deem, R-Wood, who passed away earlier last month at age 90. Deem served a total of 48 years in the Legislature and was first elected to the House in 1954.
Azinger, of Vienna, previously served 10 consecutive terms in the House from 1995-2015.