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Flags lowered in honor of former Congressman

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON -- Flags at state facilities are at half-staff in honor of a one-term Congressman and longtime state Republican Party stalwart who died last week.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the flags be lowered from dawn to dusk today in honor 74-year-old David Michael “Mick” Staton. He died April 14 in a Winchester, Va., hospital.

Staton was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980, serving until 1983. He also served as the chief political advisor of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1984 to 1990.

At the time of his death, he was president of Capitol Link Inc., a government affairs consulting firm he formed in 1992, and lived in Inwood, Berkeley County.

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