Davis will be on the ballot in 2012

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 20, 2010


CHARLESTON -– Robin Jean Davis said she will be on the ballot for the 2012 election.

But will the current Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals be making another run for a 12-year term on the bench?

She isn't sure yet.

"I'm still weighing all of my options, but I will be on the ballot in some capacity in 2012," Davis said this week. "I love my job, and I love working for the people of West Virginia.

"If they want to see me in office, they'll have a chance to vote for me."

Davis did say she will not be running for governor in two years.

"I had told John Perdue that if he ran for governor, I would not run against him," she said. "And I am a woman of my word."

All state executive offices -- including governor, secretary of state, attorney general -- will be on the 2012 ballot. Also on the ballot will be two seats on the state Supreme Court (including the one Davis currently holds), a U.S. Senate seat and all three of West Virginia's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Davis, 54, is a Boone County native. She graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan in 1978 and received her law degree from West Virginia University in 1982. She worked in private practice from 1982 until 1996, when she was elected to the Supreme Court to an unexpired term. She was re-elected in 2000 to a full 12-year term. She is the most senior member of the five-person court, and she has been chief justice in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2007 in addition to this year. She is married to Charleston attorney Scott Segal, and they have one son.

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