TODAY: Thompson to resign as Speaker of the House
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, will become the new Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Veterans Assistance. Thompson said he and his wife Beth both come from military families, and he looks forward to the new role.
House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, will resign his House leadership position to take a new role in the cabinet of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, the Daily Mail learned Thursday.
Speaker of the House Rick Thompson, shown presiding over the first day of the Legislative Session, is expected to announce Thursday that he is taking a new position in the Governor's cabinet.
House Speaker Rick Thompson, left, fields questions Thursday after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the Wayne delegate would be joining his cabinet.