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Newly elected delegate missing end of W.Va. session

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 10:53 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A newly elected delegate to the Legislature is missing end of session because of commitment to the West Virginia National Guard.

Friday marks Del. Josh Nelson’s last day of service for the current session of the Legislature.

The 26-year-old Republican from Boone County is set to leave Saturday to leaves to fulfill a training obligation with the West Virginia Air National Guard.

Nelson was elected to the House of Delegates in November. He had spent five years in the Marine Corps reserves and worked in the coal mines to provide for his wife and son.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports that Nelson is slated to come back in May.

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