Gov. Justice Responds to Political Stunt by Delegate Sponaugle


​CHARLESTON, WV – A petition was filed today in Kanawha County Circuit Court by Delegate Isaac Sponaugle asking that the court force the Governor to live in the Governor’s Mansion. At this time the Governor has not been served with any of the pleadings. However, counsel has obtained a copy and reviewed it, and believes that this petition is wholly and completely without merit.
Gov. Justice said: “This petition is filled with falsehoods and we will address each and every one at the proper time. It’s a shame that Delegate Sponaugle has chosen to engage in a political stunt that has no purpose but to waste the valuable time and resources of the executive branch and the West Virginia court system. Delegate Sponaugle, a far-left politician, never brought this up when I was a Democrat, but now that an election year is upon us he chose to file this lawsuit to score cheap political points.
“Frankly, I don’t want to waste our people’s money, have people cook for me, do laundry, let me have party after party on the taxpayer’s dime and cater to my every whim. I’m here to serve, not to be served.”​

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