Sen. Karen Facemyer (R-Jackson) confirmed what had been speculated about for a while, that she won't be running to keep her seat next year.
In a news release, Facemyer said she wanted to spend more time with her family and work on advancing the pastics industry in the state. She's the president of the West Virginia Polymer Alliance Zone.
“It has truly been an honor to represent Jackson, Mason, Putnam and Roane Counties in both the State Senate and the House of Delegates for the past twenty years,” Senator Facemyer said. “I believe I’ve done my best to serve my constituents and to make their voices heard in the legislative process. This decision is bittersweet, as I’ve enjoyed fighting for the interests of the farmers, businesses and everyday citizens in my district.”
The Charleston Gazette reported a few weeks ago that this development has been talked about for a while. In the recent redistricting battle, Republican Dels. Troy Andes and Brian Savilla were placed in the same district. Savilla told the Gazette he plans to move to Facemyer's district and run for her seat.