On Tuesday, July 2, 2024, West Virginia Watch reported that Del. Todd Kirby resigned from the West Virginia House of Delegates after being appointed as a circuit court judge in Raleigh County.

Kirby, a Republican who represented Raleigh County, submitted his letter of resignation to House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, according to the news outlet. In his letter, Kirby expressed gratitude for his time as a delegate and thanked his colleagues for their support and collaboration. He said he was proud of the impactful work accomplished together to better the state.

Governor Jim Justice had appointed Kirby to fill the vacancy left by Judge Robert Burnside, who previously announced he would not seek reelection. Kirby owns and operates his own law firm in Beckley and holds degrees in political science and international studies from Marshall University as well as a Juris Doctor from Liberty University School of Law in Virginia, according to the governor’s office.



Source: West Virginia Watch