CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the appointment of Hamlin native Lloyd G. Jackson II to the West Virginia Board of Education.

The Lincoln county resident will assume the position effective immediately.

"Education remains a top priority for our state and I am pleased that Lloyd will join with our education board members to advocate on behalf of our young people and insure that we deliver the best education available for them," Tomblin said. "Lloyd knows the power of a good education and what that means for the life of each student and the well-being of our great state. He will be a great addition and asset to our efforts."

Lloyd Jackson is an attorney and businessman in the oil and natural gas production business. He was educated in public schools of West Virginia and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from West Virginia University in 1974 with a degree in Political Science. He went on to attended the West Virginia University College of Law graduating in 1977, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.

He served as Prosecuting Attorney of Lincoln County, West Virginia, for six years and as a State Senator for 12 years, where he chaired the Judiciary and Education Committees. During that time, Jackson wrote the PROMISE Scholarship legislation and the Comprehensive Early Childhood Legislation. He currently serves on a number of charitable foundations, college boards and educational organizations.

Lloyd is a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Hamlin, West Virginia, where he resides with his wife, Trina, and their two sons, L.G. and Ryan.

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