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Cannon Appointed to Vacant House Seat

Jarred Cannon of Hurricane became the newest member of the West Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday of last week. House Clerk Stephen Harrison administered the oath of office on June 15th. Gov. Justice appointed Cannon to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Joe Jeffries (R-Culloden). Jeffries announced earlier this month that he would be moving to Florida for employment reasons.

Jeffries was one of the two Republicans who represent the 22nd Delegate District. The district currently includes parts of Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Putnam counties. The portion of Putnam County in the 22nd District consists of precincts in the City of Hurricane and precincts south of Hurricane. These same precincts along with some precincts formerly in the 14th and 15th Delegate Districts make up the new 21st Delegate District.

Cannon defeated two other candidates in the May Primary to become the republican nominee for the 21st House of Delegate seat and his name will be on November General Election ballot.

Cannon is a 2016 graduate of Hurricane High School and a 2020 graduate of West Virginia University. He owns the public relations firm Athena Consulting, serves on the board of the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association and also as an organizer for Camp Lincoln, a conservative youth program.

“I’d like to thank Governor Justice for his confidence in appointing me to represent the 22nd District in the House of Delegates,” Cannon said. “It’s an incredible honor and I am ready to get to work with the Governor and legislative leadership on day one to help make West Virginia the best place in the country to live, work, and raise a family.”

Cannon will be opposed by Democratic Party candidate Tess Jackson in November.

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