Associated Press Published

Senator Hall Won't Resign Until Replacement Process Clear

Daniel Hall

  Sen. Daniel Hall says he’ll delay his resignation until it’s clear how his replacement will be picked.

The Wyoming County Republican previously announced Tuesday he would resign Jan. 3 and cover multiple states as an NRA liaison.

Two state law provisions create confusion about which party would suggest replacements to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, since Hall was elected a Democrat and would resign a Republican.

He won in 2012 as a Democrat and switched to Republican after the 2014 elections, breaking a Senate tie to give Republicans an 18-16 majority.

Tomblin spokesman Chris Stadelman said the office is reviewing the law.

Hall’s seat is up for re-election in 2016. Democrat Michael Goode has opened a campaign account for the seat spanning Raleigh and Wyoming counties and part of McDowell County.