Evan Jenkins to Resign Seat on Sunday, Head to West Virginia Supreme Court

West Virginia Republican lost Senate bid, accepted state high court nomination

Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., who lost a bid for the Republican nomination for Senate in West Virginia, is leaving his House seat as of Sunday to take a seat on the state's Supreme Court. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., said Thursday he would resign from his House seat on Sunday.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice in August appointed Jenkins to a vacant seat on the state Supreme Court of Appeals.

Jenkins lost a primary for the GOP Senate nomination in May.

Since he couldn’t run for re-election to his 3rd District House seat while he was running for the Senate nomination, Jenkins was already planning to leave Congress at the end of this term. But his court appointment meant he would leave sooner. Now it is official, as of Sunday. 

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