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Ex-Attorney General McGraw Files for Supreme Court Race

Darrell McGraw

Former state Attorney General Darrell McGraw wants one of his old jobs back.

According to the West Virginia secretary of state’s website, the 79-year-old McGraw filed on Saturday to run for the state Supreme Court.

McGraw spent one term on the court from 1976-1988 and served five terms as attorney general. He lost the 2012 attorney general’s race as the Democratic incumbent to Republican Patrick Morrisey.

The Supreme Court election will be nonpartisan for the first time in 2016. The election will be held during the May primary.

Incumbent Justice Brent Benjamin is seeking re-election. Others who have filed for the race are Wayne King, Beth Walker and Bill Wooton.

McGraw’s brother, Warren McGraw, previously served on the Supreme Court.