State Chamber, BIC endorse Davis for Supreme Court

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 18, 2012


CHARLESTON – The West Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and the West Virginia Business & Industry Council have announced their organizations have endorsed Justice Robin Jean Davis for re-election to the Supreme Court.

The West Virginia Chamber represents businesses in every county in the state. Likewise, the Business & Industry Council provides a voice to businesses located in every region of West Virginia.

"Justice Davis's tenure on the bench has provided stability, transparency and predictability on the Supreme Court," Chamber President Steve Roberts said. "These are qualities important to the business community, and we appreciate knowing Justice Davis's decisions are thoughtful, well-researched and in accord with the rule of law."

"This Supreme Court race is a critically important election for the future of West Virginia," WV BIC Chair Jan Vineyard said. "We believe Justice Robin Davis will continue to render fair, thoughtful and reasoned decisions that will help positively change national perceptions regarding the legal climate in our state."

"I am proud of my record of fairness and balance on the Court," Davis said. "Every West Virginian should know that when I consider a case and render a decision, I do so according to the rule of law. I am humbled by the broad-based support my candidacy has received – from individuals to labor unions to business groups throughout the state – and I appreciate the confidence these endorsements demonstrate."

First elected to the Supreme Court in 1996, Davis is seeking a second full term. She is the senior-most Justice on the Court.

Davis is one of six Democratic candidates. Joining her are circuit judges Jim Rowe and J.D. Beane, current Supreme Court law clerk Louis Palmer, Charleston attorney Tish Chafin and New Martinsville attorney H. John "Buck" Rogers.

Supreme Court law clerk Allen Loughry and Circuit Judge John Yoder are the Republicans running for two spots on the bench in this spring's primary.

The primary election is May 8, and the general election is Nov. 6.

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