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Melody Potter Re-Elected West Virginia GOP Chief


Melody Potter has been unanimously re-elected as chairwoman of West Virginia’s Republican Party.

The state GOP says in a news release that Potter was elected Saturday by the 125 members of the Republican State Executive Committee at their summer meeting in Wheeling.

The South Charleston resident is a small business owner. She was originally elected chairwoman in January. She’s the first woman to lead the state Republican Party.

“It’s an honor to be re-elected Chairwoman of the West Virginia Republican Party. I’m thankful for the members of the Republican State Executive Committee and their confidence in my leadership. My focus continues to be the election of Republicans to public office across the state of West Virginia. Our party is a big team with lots of hard workers, and I’m honored to be selected to lead the Republican team,” Potter said in the release.