US Senate Confirms Gina Groh to Fill Empty Federal Judge Seat in Northern WV

The Northern District of West Virginia has a new federal judge. Gina Groh was confirmed by the US Senate by a 95-2 vote on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Groh grew up in the Eastern Panhandle and was appointed to the 23rd judicial circuit court by Governor Joe Manchin. She also spent 8 years as a prosecuting attorney. Groh graduated from the WVU College of Law.

“She is a talented and fair judge who has dedicated her career to serving the people of our state,” said US Senator Jay Rockefeller of WV. President Obama nominated  her on May 19, 2011 and on October 6, 2011, the Senate Judiciary voted in favor of her appointment.

The Eastern Panhandle has been without a sitting judge since 2006 when Judge W. Craig Broadwater died.

“I believe that Judge Groh’s experience, intellect, leadership, impartiality, and deep roots in the community make her a prudent choice for the vacancy in the Northern District of West Virginia,” said US Senator Joe Manchin of WV.

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Posted on March 16, 2012, in Candidates and Officials, Judicial, News and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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