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Former W.Va. Lawmaker Tapped to Become House Clerk


  A former West Virginia lawmaker is being tapped to become the 22nd clerk of the House of Delegates.

In January, Steve Harrison is set to replace Greg Gray. Gray has been House clerk since 1996 and is the third-longest serving House clerk in state history.

Harrison served in the House from 1993-2002 and served one term in the Senate from 2003-06.

The Charleston Gazette reports that Harrison is leaving his position as an executive at Poca Valley Bank at the end of the year, ending an 18-year career there.

When elected Jan. 14, Harrison will become the first Republican House clerk since 1929.