CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Seventeen people have applied to fill the vacancy on the state Supreme Court including several who were candidates in the most recent Supreme Court election.
The person chosen will replace convicted and resigned Justice Allen Loughry. The person chosen by Gov. Jim Justice will serve until the May 2020 election when Loughry’s unexpired term will be up for election. The candidate elected in that race will serve until December 2024, the end of Loughry’s original 12-year term.
Members of the state Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will interview the 17 applicants on Dec. 11 and then forward names of several of the applicants to Justice.
The applicant list includes Kanawha County…