Committee seeking donations
by Ron Gregory
Wayne — Wayne County Republican Chair Jeff Maynard says the county executive committee is accepting donations to help with legal fees in their bid to stop the State GOP Committee from usurping the county committee’s authority in choosing a new Delegate for House District 19.
See previous posts that explain how Acting State Chair Roman Stauffer has attempted to conduct interviews to replace Delegate Derrick Evans, who resigned his seat. Maynard and the county committee had already suggested names to the Governor, as requited by law. Stauffer subsequently recommended replacements. Essentially, Governor Jim Justice now has two lists to choose from.
The committee hired John Bryan, a Monroe County civil rights attorney, to file a Writ of Mandamus petition with the Supreme Court.
The writ, if granted, would require Justice to choose from names recommended by the county committee rather than the state.
Anyone interested in providing financial assistance to the county committee can contact Maynard at 304-429-2265 or 304-360-0470.