CHARLESTON -- State Supreme Court Chief Justice Elliott "Spike" Maynard recently was given the official endorsement by the West Virginia Sheriffs' Association PAC.
Maynard also was endorsed by the Sheriff's Association when he first ran for the Supreme Court back in 1994.
"It is with great honor today I accept your endorsement," Maynard said. "I've been a prosecutor, Judge or Justice for more than 30 years and like the hundreds of the outstanding law enforcement officials we have serving the public across the Mountain State nothing is more important to me than keeping our families and communities safe."
"Justice Maynard has the knowledge, experience and integrity to serve a second term as our Supreme Court Justice," said West Virginia Sheriffs' Association PAC president, Daniel Moore. "We were proud to endorse him almost 12 years ago and we are honored to endorse him again for another 12 years."
Maynard was born in Williamson in Mingo County. In 1976, he was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Mingo County and was re-elected in 1980. In 1981, Gov. Jay Rockefeller appointed him as Judge of the Thirtieth Judicial Circuit, a post to which he was elected and re-elected. In November 1996, Maynard was elected to the state Supreme Court of Appeals. He served as Chief Justice of West Virginia's highest court in 2000 and 2004 and currently serves as Chief Justice.