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Barker appointed to vacant 22nd District seat

Aug. 01, 2013 @ 12:13 AM

CHARLESTON -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Josh Barker on Wednesday to the vacant 22nd District seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates.

Barker, a Democrat who is the town manager of Danville, will serve the remaining 17 months of former Delegate Josh Stowers' term. Stowers took a job with the state Treasurer's Office last month.

The House district includes most of Lincoln County and parts of Putnam, Boone and Logan counties. Barker was among a list of three people whose names were submitted to Tomblin last week by the district's Democratic executive committee.



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