Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Justin J. Marcum to fulfill the vacancy in the 20th District of the West Virginia House of Delegates for the remainder of former Delegate K. Steve Kominar’s term. Kominar resigned last month to become the executive director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority.
Marcum’s appointment is effective immediately.
“Justin is a young man who has displayed a passion for public service,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said. “As an Assistant County Prosecutor as well as an elected member of the West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 6th district, Justin has shown he values the ability and the rewards of working for the benefit of others. Such a trait will serve the people of the 20th Delegate District well.”
Marcum, a graduate of Williamson High School, will represent the 20th Delegate District comprised of Mingo and Wayne Counties and, after the recent redistricting, a small section of Logan County at Holden.
A graduate of Marshall University and the Appalachian School of Law, Marcum is a Mingo County assistant prosecuting attorney.
The former underground coal miner and Sunday school teacher has been commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel.
Marcum is a Beni Kedem Shriner and a Kiwanis Club volunteer.
Marcum resides with his wife, Latisha, in Williamson, West Virginia.
Marcum has been active for many years with the Mingo County Young Democrats and has worked at the state level with the organization.