CHARLESTON – Governor Jim Justice has selected John “J.R.” Pitsenbarger to fill the vacancy in the Eleventh Senatorial District. He replaces Senator Greg Boso, R-Nicholas, who resigned September 26.
Pitsenbarger is the owner and operator of Pitsenbarger Farms in Nicholas County and has been a field enumerator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in Charleston. He currently serves as vice president of the West Virginia Farm Bureau and chairman of the Board of Governors of the WVU Extension Service for Nicholas County. Pitsenbarger is a graduate of Glenville State College and Nicholas County High School.
“There’s no question that it was going to take a special person to fill the vacancy left behind by Senator Boso,” Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said. “J.R. brings to the Senate a wide variety of experience, including extensive agriculture and rural development knowledge. I know he will be able to do great things for the residents of his district and the State of West Virginia. I look forward to working with him and watching him be a valuable part of making our state an outstanding place to live, work, and raise a family.”
The Eleventh Senatorial District includes Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster counties and part of Grant County.