State Senator Greg Boso (R-Nicholas) is resigning.
In a letter to Senate President Mitch Carmichael dated Sept. 22, Boso announced that he will step down from his elected office effective Thursday, Sept. 26. He says his position as president of a forensic consulting group will require additional travel, “allowing less time to meet my obligations as a West Virginia Senator.”
Boso was initially appointed to fill the seat of Clark Barnes in 2015. He was elected to a full term in 2015, edging Democrat Denise Campbell by about 1,000 votes. The 11th District seat is up for election again next year.
The 11th Senatorial District stretches through seven counties: Upshur, Randolph, Webster, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Pendleton and part of Grant. Sen. Bill Hamilton (R-Upshur) is the district’s other current state senator.
Here is Boso’s resignation letter in full:
“The efforts made by the West Virginia Legislature and, more specifically, the West Virginia Senate have been monumental when we consider the state of our state in 2015 as compared to today. I consider it a high honor to serve with you and each member of the Senate.
“I recently accepted the position of president in leading a forensic engineering practice, Forensic Consulting Group, that serves nationally and is based in Mobile, Ala. The responsibility of my new engagement is requiring me to travel more and allowing less time to meet my obligations as a West Virginia Senator. Those responsibilities will likely require me to be absent during portions of the session and impede my abilities to best serve my constituents.
“For those reasons I am resigning my position as Senator of the 11th Senatorial District of West Virginia. My resignation will be effective at 12:01AM, LPT, on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
“If I can assist you or the Senate in the future, I will be honored to lend my professional expertise. Please know that each member of this auspicious body will always be in my prayers.”