WILLIAMSON – Delegate Justin J. Marcum officially announced that he is committed to the constituents of the 20th District and will see re-election to the House of Delegates. Marcum previously considered a Senate run and received very favorable polling results in that race. He told the press previously that he was weighing his options and considering how he could best serve his constituents and the State of West Virginia.
“After a thorough review of the situation before me and after discussing the matters with constituents from Prichard to Princeton, I believe a future-Senate run is a strong possibility. However, I am dedicated to serving the people of the 20th District and have decided to continue the progress for my House District. I have numerous friends throughout the district and am proud to keep up the fight in the House of Delegates,” stated Delegate Marcum.
Marcum is well known in the House for his dedication to the people of the entire district. He is focused on coal jobs, diversifying the economy, fighting the drug epidemic, protecting seniors, and improving the education system for the State. He has sponsored numerous pieces of legislation that will help the people of the 20th District.
Moreover, in 2013, Delegate Marcum was named “Rookie Legislator of the Year” by the Charleston Gazette for his role in reviving a Bill that will help in the war on drugs. The Bill was killed in the Senate on the last night of Session but Marcum went to individual Senators and had the Bill re-considered. It later passed 31-3.
Delegate Justin Marcum has spent two terms in the House of Delegates. He and his wife, Latisha have two children and are known in the community for their active role in numerous community events.