|WV Metro News – By Brad McElhinny December 14, 2020
Delegate Moore Capito has been named the new Judiciary Committee chairman for the House of Delegates.
Capito, R-Kanawha, has served in the House since 2016 and was the vice chairman last year with Chairman John Shott, who retired. Capito is the son of U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito.
Most non-financial legislation comes through Judiciary, so it is considered a key committee.
Delegate Tom Fast, R-Fayette, will serve as the committee’s vice-chairman.
“As a former vice-chairman, Moore played a vital role in our work to ensure West Virginia has a fair legal climate that attracts job creators,” stated House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay.
“He also helped spearhead efforts to reduce legal barriers in our criminal justice system so that rehabilitated individuals experience an easier transition back to being productive members of our society. I know he and Tom will continue to pursue aggressive reforms to ensure our state has the best legal environment possible.”
Some other House leadership positions were announced today too.
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