Campbell serves on special committee

CHARLESTON – Delegate Denise Campbell, D-Randolph, says she was honored by her appointment as chairwoman of the Committee of Escort.

The committee, made up of three state senators and three delegates, was charged with waiting upon “his excellency,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Wednesday night.

She said, “I am pleased to serve on this traditional committee, which has a long history. We met with Governor Tomblin in his chambers and escorted him to the House Chambers for his State of the State Address” at 7 p.m.

Campbell said the governor’s address was very important for everyone in West Virginia. “This is when the governor explains the issues facing the Legislature and the goals that should be addressed during the session,” Campbell said. “It lets residents know what is on the governor’s mind and issues that will be addressed during this session.”

Campbell said that as the committee escorted the governor to the House Chambers, she announced that he arrived in the chamber.

“I am thankful to serve as a delegate, and it is such an honor to be selected for this committee,” Campbell said. “I have the utmost respect for our governor and appreciate this committee. It continues to use the established protocol that has been handed down through the years, and I hope it never changes.”

Campbell said serving on the committee was exciting, and she was happy she was appointed by the speaker of the House, Delegate Timothy Miley, D-Harrison.

“Our duties on the committee ended when we announced Gov. Tomblin and escorted him to the podium,” Campbell said. “I hope everyone had the opportunity to listen to the governor’s address. He is the leader of the great state of West Virginia.”