WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – At the Winter Meeting of the WVGOP State Executive Committee on January 27, Dr. Matt Herridge, of Wood County, was unanimously elected to fill Chairwoman Elgine McArdle’s unexpired term.
Herridge, a clinical psychologist, business owner, Republican advocate, and former WVGOP Finance Chair, assumed the position of Chairman upon the adjournment of the meeting. Former Chairwoman McArdle announced after the meeting that she decided to step down to pursue an open seat on West Virginia’s Intermediate Court of Appeals.
On his election, Herridge said the following:
“I am truly honored and humbled by the trust our Executive Committee has placed in me to help guide our Party through this very important election cycle. As I now assume the role of Chairman, I am well aware of the exciting year we have ahead — but also the hard work that must go into making this cycle a major success for our State and our Party. Our committee members, county parties, elected officials, candidates, donors, and grassroots volunteers are all gearing up for a busy year, and I pledge to be by their side as we work to strengthen our Republican dominance in West Virginia for years to come.”