CHARLESTON – Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, today announced that Senator Mark Maynard, R-Wayne, has been named Chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Organization. Senator Maynard will replace Senator Greg Boso, R-Nicholas, who resigned at the end of September.
Senator Maynard was first elected to the Senate in 2014. He is currently Chairman of the Natural Resources, Economic Development, and Enrolled Bills committees, co-chairman of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee, and the Vice Chairman of the Interstate Cooperation Committee. He also currently serves as a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development, Education, Health and Human Resources, and Judiciary committees.
“We are fortunate that Senator Maynard has agreed to serve in this important leadership role,” Senate President Carmichael said. “Mark has an analytical mind and never hesitates to ask the tough questions that need to be asked when it comes to making sure that we are working to advance commonsense, good-government bills. His vast experience with the legislative rule-making process will be invaluable to him as he steps into the Chairmanship of this critical committee. I am confident he will do tremendous work.”
Senator Maynard is a graduate of Marshall University. He is the CEO of Maynard’s Auto World. He is also the President of the East Coast Streetcar Association, founding member of the Appalachian Ridge-Runners Off-Road Club, and a member of the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus. In 2018, Senator Maynard was named the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s Stephen P. McDonald National Legislator of the Year Award for his efforts in advancing and promoting automotive hobbies throughout West Virginia.
“One of my passions as a Senator is taking a deeper look at how our West Virginia government functions, and to constantly evaluate ways to improve its operation and better serve the people of our state,” Senator Maynard said. “During my time as co-chairman of the Rule-Making Review Committee, I’ve seen firsthand the impact our legislation can have on every state agency. I’m looking forward to building upon that experience to continue our success in streamlining West Virginia’s government and cutting through unnecessary red tape.”
Senator Maynard represents the Sixth Senatorial District, which includes Mercer County and parts of Wayne, Mingo, and McDowell counties.