Longtime West Virginia state legislator resigns
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A longtime West Virginia lawmaker has resigned in the final week of the 2018 legislative session.
The 39th District seat in the House of Delegates held by 67-year-old Ron Walters is vacant following the Republican insurance agent’s resignation Wednesday after more than 20 years.
Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Chuck Miller tells the Charleston Gazette-Mail that Walters also has agreed never to seek office again and withdraw a lien against a Wayne County property.
Miller says that was part of a deal with his office, which was investigating allegations Walters filed a false lien against the property.
Walters says he resigned “for personal reasons only” and denies filing a false lien.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.