Committee Names W.Va. Senate Finalists

FOLLANSBEE – The 1st District Senate Replacement Committee has selected the names of three candidates they will recommend to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who now must select one to fill the vacant 1st District West Virginia Senate seat formerly held by Ohio County’s newest commissioner, Orphy Klempa.

The candidates are Wheeling attorney and Ohio Democratic Party co-chairman Robert “Rocky” Fitzsimmons of Wheeling; former Delegate Sam Love of Weirton; and retired Wheeling Fire Lt. David Palmer.

More details in Friday’s editions of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register.