Nicholas County senator resigns seat

A state senator from Nicholas County has resigned his seat, effective later this week.

Sen. Greg Boso, R-Nicholas, said he has taken a job with Forensic Consulting Group of Mobile, Alabama. The job will require extensive out-of-state travel that would cause him to miss multiple days of next year’s legislative session, Boso told his colleagues.

Boso, a civil engineer, was appointed to the Senate in 2015 to replace Clark Barnes after Barnes resigned to become Senate clerk. Boso narrowly won election to a four-year term in 2016, and would have been up for re-election next year.

Boso was chairman of the Senate Government Organization Committee. Sen. Chandler Swope, R-Mercer, is vice chairman of that committee.

Boso represented the 11th District, along with Sen. Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur. The district includes Clay, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Upshur and Webster counties and part of Fayette and Grant counties.

Boso’s resignation will take effect 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Gov. Jim Justice will choose Boso’s replacement from a list of three names chosen by the Republican executive committee from the 11th Senate District.

— Staff, wire reports

Funerals for Thursday, January 23, 2020

Ball, Mamie - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville. 
Browning, Molly - 1 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Coleman, Jason - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Eskew, George - 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Friend, Raymond - 1 p.m., Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason.

Fuller, Ellen - 11 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Hood, Melissa - 2 p.m., Gatens - Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

King, Mildred - 1 p.m., Sharon Church of God, Dry Branch.

Miller, LouEllen - Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Sovine, George - Noon, Culloden Community Cemetery.

Ward, Debra - 1 p.m., Graceland Cemetery, Alum Creek.