On Monday night the Ohio County Democrat Executive Committee chose a candidate to go on the November ballet to replace former Ohio County Commissioner David Sims.
Sims' move to circuit court judge has left an open spot on the democratic ticket for Ohio County Commissioner.
After a two hour meeting, where five candidates made a pitch to be on the ballot, the executive committee chose current W.Va. State Senator Orphy Klempa.
Klempa said his hope is to better serve Ohio County and his family by returning home.
"I spent a successful six years there doing exactly that." Klempa told WTRF.com. "I've passed and have been a part of some amazing legislation to move the state forward. I'm also a guy that operates on opportunities. And when an opportunity presents itself, I evaluate it, talk to everyone that supports me and then I make a decision."
Klempa will not have to vacate his senate seat to take the position with the Ohio County Commission.
He will face Republican Patty Levenson on the November ballot.