BECKLEY, WV- (LOOTPRESS)- The race for the 3rd District of the West Virginia State Senate has been officially called for incumbent Donna Boley (R). Boley, Senate President Pro Tempore and former Senate Minority Leader, defeated challenger Robert Wilson Jr. (D) by a margin of 40%. Boley, who was first elected to the West Virginia State Senate in 1986 after being appointed to the vacancy by Governor Arch Moore in 1985, will be serving her ninth term as a Senator for West Virginia’s 3rd District.
Lootpress spoke to Boley upon the news of her win, with Boley commenting “We’re very happy with the results tonight. We’ve picked up several seats in the House and flipped a few seats in the Senate. This is the most seats we’ve ever held in the state legislature and I am pleased to continue to serve the people of West Virginia.”
Throughout her tenure as State Senator, Boley served as the Senate Minority Leader for the Republican Party from 1990-1996 and currently serves as the Senate President Pro Tempore, a position she has held since 2014 as the longest-serving Senator in the state.
When asked what she plans for her upcoming term, Boley responded “I’m just hoping the virus slows down so we can get back into session this February and get back to work for the people of West Virginia.”