Emily Rice Published

Justice Appoints New Delegates

Lines of chairs can be seen with a podium in front of them. Red carpet. No people, empty room.
The West Virginia House of Delegates chamber.
WV Legislative Photography

Two new members of the West Virginia House of Delegates have been appointed in the past week.

Republican Jeff Campbell, of Lewisburg, will serve on behalf of the 46th district, which covers part of Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties.

Campbell replaces Mike Honaker, who resigned to take a position with the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security. Campbell will serve the remainder of the unexpired term. 

Campbell graduated from Concord University with a bachelor of arts degree in communications and a bachelor of science degree in education. He was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2019.

Campbell has also been a radio broadcaster in Greenbrier County since 1985 and serves as statistical coordinator for West Virginia University football broadcasts.

On Tuesday, Gov. Jim Justice announced that Democrat Hollis Lewis, of Charleston, will serve on behalf of the 57th district, which covers Kanawha County.

“I know Hollis will do a great job,” Gov. Justice said. “I’m really proud to be able to appoint him, and we wish him the very best.”

Lewis replaces Doug Skaff, who resigned earlier this month. Skaff said he plans on using the extra time to focus more energy on his businesses and coaching his three sons at soccer.

Lewis graduated from West Virginia State University (WVSU), where he lettered in football and received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He then attended law school at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Since returning to Charleston in 2013, Lewis has held several positions, including Kanawha County Magistrate and adjunct professor at WVSU.

Lewis sits on several boards, including Charleston Urban Renewal Authority and the Clay Center, and is an Omega Psi Phi Fraternity member.

“First, I would like to thank God for filling me with vision and purpose,” Lewis said. “I look forward to serving the communities that make up the 57th District and the State of West Virginia.”