A metropolis clerk from central West Virginia has been appointed to the state Legislature, Republican Gov. Jim Justice introduced Tuesday.

Erica J. Moore, a Republican from Rowan County who works as a utilities clerk for town of Spencer, will characterize the fifteenth District within the state Home of Delegates serving Rowan and Burt counties.

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Moore will serve the rest of the time period vacated by former Del. Riley Keaton, who introduced earlier this month that he was leaving to take a state authorities job on the Division of Well being and Human Companies. Keaton, who was Assistant Home GOP Majority Whip, has served within the Legislature since 2020. Keaton at the moment has simply over a 12 months left in Keaton’s time period.

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State deal with within the Home of Representatives on the state Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia, on January 11, 2023. (AP Photograph/Chris Jackson)

Moore mentioned she appears to be like ahead to serving within the Legislature and contributing to coverage together with her data of water and sanitation points from her work with town.

“Apart from that, I am simply attempting to take all of it in, and I am actually honored to be employed,” Moore mentioned in a telephone interview Tuesday morning.


Moore is a pc science graduate from West Virginia College. She has lived in Rowan County together with her husband for 34 years and beforehand managed a household oil and gasoline enterprise.

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