Linville appointed to vacated state House 16 seat
HUNTINGTON — Republican candidate in the West Virginia House of Delegates 16th District and local businessman, Daniel Linville, has been appointed by Gov. Jim Justice to fill the vacant seat left by Del. Chuck Romine, R-Cabell, Justice announced Wednesday.
Romine, who is not running for reelection, had to resign before his term expired because he moved out of the district as he heads into retirement.
Linville, a 28-year-old IT director from Milton, is one of three Republican candidates for the 16th District, which encompasses most of Huntington, eastern Cabell County, including Milton, and a portion of Lincoln County, including Hamlin.
The other Republican candidates are Huntington business owner John Mandt Jr. and teacher Vera Miller. The Democratic candidates are sole incumbent Sean Hornbuckle, contractor Matt Spurlock and community activist Dakota Nelson. Three of the six will serve the district in the House.
Linville will serve out the remainder of Romine’s term, which expires at the end of the year.
The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.