CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTRF) - West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced two new appointments to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Saturday.
Congressman Evan Jenkins and and former Speaker of the House of Delegates Tim Armstead will fill the two open seats until new justices are elected in November.
Both Jenkins and Armstead have filed to run in that election.
Armstead will fill the Division 1 seat left vacant when former Justice Menis Ketchum. He resigned from his office early this week to file for the race.
Jenkins will fill the Division 2 seat, formerly held by Justice Robin Davis.
According to a press release from Governor Justice's office, the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Committee interviewed candidates for the seats late this week and submitted their recommendations on Friday afternoon.
Governor Justice had this to say about the appointees in the release:
“Both of these appointees are true conservatives, and both have the honor and integrity we need to restore trust to our highest court. These men have dedicated their lives to serving the people of West Virginia."