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New Committe Assignment coming for Delegate Howell

December 29th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

When the new legislative session begins in 2023, Del. Gary Howell will have a new assignment. WV MetroNews reports that Howell, a Republican who represents Mineral County, has served for the past two years as speaker pro tempore of the House of Delegates. However, this year, Howell said he has been selected by Speaker Roger Hanshaw to lead a newly-created House economic development committee.

Howell’s reassignment was one of several recently reported, although Hanshaw has yet to publicly announce the appointments himself.

In the past, Howell has served as head of a House select committee on tourism and economic diversification, and as House chair for a joint interim commission on economic development. Ahead of the pending session, Howell said, Hanshaw approached him about leading the new committee