Senate confirms Justice nominations for state BOE, others

By Jeff Jenkins in News

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Senate voted Tuesday to confirm 28 executive nominations made by Gov. Jim Justice to various boards and commissions.

The confirmations include two new members of the state Board of Education; retired Charleston Catholic High School Principal Debra Sullivan and Elkins resident Joseph Wallace. Sullivan’s term ends in November 2025, Wallace’s in November 2024. The two are expected to participate in the state Board’s monthly meeting scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon.

Elmer Coppoolse, of Bethesda, Md., was confirmed for a seat on the WVU Board of Governors with term ending June 30, 2018.

The Senate also confirmed four members to the Council for Community and Technical College Education including a three-year appointment for former Mingo County Delegate Harry Keith White.

Former state Senator Jack Yost (D-Brooke) is the newest member of the state Unemployment Compensation Board of Review. His term stretches until Jan. 1, 2023.

The confirmations were approved on a 30-0 vote. There were four senators absent.