CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's newest Supreme Court justice hopes to set a positive example in public service for the state.
Justice-elect Allen Loughry plans to take his oath Friday during a robing ceremony in the Supreme Court chamber.
Loughry has been a law clerk at the court since 2003. He and incumbent Justice Robin Davis won the November general election. Two of the court's five seats were on the ballot.
Justice Margaret Workman will deliver the oath to the 42-year-old Republican. Loughry will begin his 12-year term on Jan. 1.
A Tucker County native, Loughry has also been a senior assistant attorney general and a special prosecutor. He is the author of a 2006 book chronicling political corruption and shenanigans in West Virginia.