Fewer candidates seek WVa Supreme Court seats after scandal

A little over a year removed from an impeachment scandal that included pricey renovations of court offices, the West Virginia Supreme Court's lineup is about to finish its own complete makeover, barring a last-second filing.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A little over a year removed from an impeachment scandal that included pricey renovations of court offices, the West Virginia Supreme Court's lineup is about to finish its own complete makeover, barring a last-second filing.

Nine candidates are seeking three seats on the five-member court in May.

Missing from the list of candidates is Justice Margaret Workman, whose 12-year term ends this year.

Saturday was the deadline for candidates to have their papers postmarked.

If the 72-year-old Workman retires, it would mark the last piece in a court turnover over the past four years. Two justices stepped down in 2018 and a third, Allen Loughry, resigned after being convicted of felony fraud charges.