Senate Republicans unanimously
nominated Minority Leader Vic Sprouse
of Kanawha County for another term in
that post today in Charleston.|
Talk of possible challenges to Sprouse
evaporated before the closed-door
caucus of Senate G-O-P members.
The November election increased
Sprouse's faction from six members to ten
in the 34-seat Senate. Those inroads
came at the expense of Finance
Chairman Oshel Craigo from Putnam
County and Judiciary Chairman Bill
Wooton of Raleigh County.
The West Virginia Republican Legislative Committee met recently
in Charleston and unanimously re-elected its leadership.
Bob Fish, current RLC General Chairman and also a Vice-Chairman of the West
Virginia Republican Party, was reelected General Chairman. Fish has led the
RLC since December 2001.
Senator Vic Sprouse (R-Kanawha) and Delegate Charles Trump (R-Morgan)
retain their positions as RLC Co-Chairmen following their re-elections to
their legislative leadership posts.
Delegate John Overington (R-Berkeley) will continue as RLC Treasurer and Joe
Long, Raleigh County GOP Chairman, will continue as RLC Secretary.
Fish said, "We are extremely proud of the many excellent campaigns that our
candidates developed and we congratulate all our new Senators and Delegates.
The RLC is now working on plans and strategies for the next election cycle.
West Virginians want change so we're going to continue to work for our
candidates until we're truly turned this State around."