Minutes ago, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted down a proposed amendment to HB 106 (39 YEAS and 61 Nays, Roll Call Vote #511, 1:12 PM 8/04/11). The amendment would have created single-member election districts throughout the State of West Virginia.
Eastern Panhandle Delegates voting FOR single-member districts were Berkeley and Morgan County Delegates Larry D. Kump, Walter Duke, John Overington, Jonathan Miller, Daryl Cowles, and Eric Householder. Voting AGAINST single-member districts were Jefferson County Delegates John Doyle and Tiffany Lawrence.
HB 106 now is awaiting further action by the House of Delegates.
Postscript: The House of Delegates will reconvene at 12:00 Noon on Friday, August 5th, 2011, and will consider further amendments at that time.
Please share this news with others, and also let all your West Virginia legislators know how you feel about how they voted on this issue, which will affect all of West Virginia for the next ten years.