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Hanshaw nominated by House GOP as speaker

Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, has been selected as the Republican House of Delegates’ nominee for Speaker of the House.

The GOP delegates selected Hanshaw, vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, in a caucus Tuesday night at the state Capitol.

Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, resigned last week to run for an open seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. He was appointed by Gov. Jim Justice on Saturday to hold a Supreme Court seat until the November general election.

The official election of interim speaker, with the nominees from each party caucus, will occur during a floor session at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Whoever is elected to the position will serve out the remainder of the term of the 83rd Legislature.

The majority House party will caucus in December to nominate a speaker for the 84th Legislature, who will be sworn in on Jan. 8, the start of the 2019 regular session.

Funerals for Monday, August 19, 2019

Acree, Elizabeth - 1 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. 
Bryant, Elmer - 3 p.m., Lantz Funeral Home, Alderson.
Clayton, Floyd - 11 a.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.
Grose, Margot - 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.
Groves, Nettie - 1 p.m., Greene - Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.
Holcomb, Mary - 11 a.m., Elk Funeral Home, Charleston.
Manion, Mary - 2 p.m., Ansted Baptist Church.
Quigley Jr., Albert - 11 a.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Stanley, Albert - Noon, Fayetteville First Church of God.  
Thomas, Phyllis - 10 a.m., Britton Cemetery, Charleston.