The race for McCabe's seat will pit Skaff against another Kanawha county delegate, newly-elected Republican Suzette Raines.
Raines announced in April she would run for the upper chamber in 2014, saying she did not appreciate the infighting in the House of Delegates and hoped to join the more collegial state Senate.
In addition to his duties as a legislator, Skaff manages his family's business Building and Remodeling Warehouse in Nitro and is vice-president of Skaff Development, a property development company.
He is a West Virginia University graduate, earning a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's degree in industrial relations and business management.
McCabe said he might run for office again in the future, but has no plans to seek elected office anytime soon.
Instead, he wants to spend more time with his family, pursue new business opportunities with his commercial real estate brokerage and development firm and write a book about the commercial history of Charleston.
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