Gov. Justice receives letter of resignation from Supreme Court Justice Evan Jenkins


CHARLESTON, WV – Today, Gov. Jim Justice received a letter from Supreme Court Justice Evan Jenkins indicating that he will be resigning from the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, effective Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, to return to private practice.

“Evan has devoted his entire life to public service and, on behalf of all West Virginians, we thank him,” Gov. Justice said. “It was one of my highest honors to appoint Evan to our Supreme Court in 2018 and, since then, he and his colleagues have restored honor and integrity to our court. I look forward to appointing a new justice who can fill his shoes and carry the torch of honor and integrity well into the future.”

The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will immediately begin the process of filling this vacancy with an appointee to serve as a justice until the people of West Virginia elect a new justice.

Jenkins served in the West Virginia House of Delegates, State Senate, United States House of Representatives, and then on the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia as Chief Justice. 

Gov. Justice also sent a letter to Justice Jenkins, acknowledging his retirement and thanking him on behalf of the people of West Virginia for his public service during his tenure on the Supreme Court.​

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