The Times West Virginian

November 6, 2012

Davis, Loughry win W.Va. Supreme Court bids


Associated Press

CHARLESTON — A longtime West Virginia Supreme Court law clerk will become its newest justice.

Voters elected Republican Allen Loughry on Tuesday. He joins Justice Robin Davis, who won re-election to the state’s only appeals court.

Loughry had chronicled West Virginia political corruption in a recent book. That research became a major theme in his court campaign.

Loughry’s campaign also received public money from a pilot program created as an alternative to traditional fundraising. But the Supreme Court blocked that program from providing additional funds in a September ruling.

The two-seat Supreme Court race also featured Republican Circuit Judge John Yoder and recent State Bar President Tish Chafin, a Democrat. There are five seats on the court.