Dean Jeffries next to his name on roll call board. Photo Credit - Mark Burdette

Dean Jeffries next to his name on roll call board. Photo Credit – Mark Burdette

By: Mark Burdette | Posted: Sept. 7, 2018

On Friday Elk River native Dean Jeffries (R) was sworn in as the newest member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. Jeffries will serve the people of the 40th District which covers the Elk River Valley area in Kanawha County replacing Tim Armstead’s vacancy upon his recent appointment to the WV Supreme Court.

Surrounded by close family and friends, Jeffries was sworn in by Judge Dan Greear as other key members of the House of Delegates were in attendance. The new Speaker of the House, Roger Hanshaw welcomed Jeffries by appointing him to the Joint Committee on Flooding effective immediately.



Dean Jeffries First Committee Assignment Joint Committee on Flooding 9 7 2018 (Text)

Jeffries said,  “It was a great honor and blessing to have my family with me while I was sworn in by Judge Greear this morning to the WV House of Delegates. The response from the Elk River Community since being appointed has been overwhelmingly incredible. I love our people and our community. They were first and foremost in my heart as I took the oath today. The swearing-in ceremony today was for the Elk River Area. Those that were involved from the Legislature are well aware of my passion to serve the people of this District. I was welcomed with an antique photograph of the town of Clendenin and an appointment by the Speaker of the House to the Joint Committee on Flooding. Speaker Hanshaw understands my commitment to the revitalization of the Elk River Community. It was a huge honor to have Speaker Hanshaw’s confidence in me to place me on the Joint Committee for Flooding. I am excited and ready to serve the 40th District and the Great State of West Virginia. Before leaving my new office at the Capitol I placed a river rock from Queen Shoals in my desk drawer. I will never forget why I am there or who I am there to serve. God bless the Elk River Area and the Wonderful State of West Virginia!!”

Jeffries will face Melissa Riggs Huffman (D) in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Listen to Dean Jeffries swearing-in ceremony and acceptance speech.

WV State Capitol on Sept. 7, 2018 when Dean Jeffries was sworn-in to serve the 40th District in the WV House of DelegatesDean Jeffries name on the roll call board in green lights. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean Jeffries name on the roll call board in green lights up close. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteHouse Chamber prior to Dean Jeffries Swearing-in Ceremony. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteVacant 40th District Seat in House of Delegates prior to Dean Jeffries being sworn in. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteJudge Dan Greear swearing-in Dean Jeffries with Stacey Jeffries holding The Bible. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean Jeffries with Stacey Jeffries sharing a few words after swearing in ceremony. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean Jeffries signing his oath of office agreement. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteJudge Dan Greear signing Dean Jeffries oath of office agreement. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteSteve Harrison signing Dean Jeffries oath of office agreement. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean and Stacey Jeffries in WV House of Delegates. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean and Stacey Jeffries. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean and Stacey Jeffries with children Brynn, Lexie and Landon. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean Jeffries with brother Bob Jeffries and their mother Mary Williams Jeffries. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean and Stacey Jeffries with wife's family (Jane and Bob Rowsey). Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean Jeffries with former Speaker of the House Tim Armstead. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean Jeffries with Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean Jeffries being presented with letter to serve on Joint Committee for Flooding. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean Jeffries with Roger Hanshaw and Jeff Billings talking about Joint Committee on Flooding. Photo Credit - Mark BurdettePicture of downtown Clendenin in 1929 being presented to Dean Jeffries for his new office by Chief of Staff Jeff Billings. Photo Credit - Mark BurdetteDean Jeffries with picture of downtown Clendenin in 1929 for his new office. Photo Credit - Mark Burdette

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