CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – James Robert “JB” Akers II was sworn in on Tuesday afternoon as a member of the House of Delegates representing the 55th district.
Akers, an attorney in the Kanawha County area, was sworn in Tuesday by his wife, Judge Maryclaire Akers. The development follows the appointment of Akers by Governor Jim Justice to the vacated seat of gubernatorial candidate, Moore Capito.
“From my family and I, heartfelt thanks to Governor Justice for entrusting me with this critical seat in the 55th District,” Akers said of the appointment. “Following Moore Capito’s legacy, I pledge to champion common-sense West Virginia values, rooted in faith and family.
Akers was also accompanied on Tuesday by his daughters, Harper and Katherine, along with his son, Ethan. Multiple delegates and senators were in attendance for the swearing-in ceremony as well.
Delegate Akers will represent the 55th district, which encompasses the southwestern region of Kanawha County.
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