CHARLESTON — Meshea Poore, D-Kanawha, took the Legislative Oath of Office Jan. 10 inside the House of Delegates chamber, as family and friends looked on.
Poore was sworn in by State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman.
She replaces Carrie Webster, who resigned her position earlier this month to become a Kanawha County Circuit Court judge.
Poore is an attorney working in Charleston. She also served as a Kanawha County public defender before she started her own law firm.
Poore received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a law degree from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, La.
The Capital High School graduate was born and raised on Charleston’s West Side.