18 January 2010

MLK Day in W.Va. (Updated)

West Virginia's House of Delegates apparently has more African-American members than it has ever had in its history. It may be a record number for the overall Legislature as well, according to informal inquiries with statehouse officials.

Gov. Joe Manchin's appointment of Delegates Terry Walker, D-Jefferson, and Meshea Poore, D-Kanawha, helped the House arrive at the current margin of five lawmakers.

Updated: The Associated Press has an item on the milestone, while the Charleston Daily Mail also delves into the history of minority representation in the West Virginia Legislature.

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