Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 18, 2013

W.Va. gov picks banker Kinsey for House seat

Associated Press

CHARLESTON — A Wayne County banker is the newest member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Timothy Kinsey on Tuesday to the seat vacated by former Speaker Rick Thompson.

Thompson resigned to join Tomblin’s Cabinet as Veterans’ Assistance secretary. The House is convening Tuesday to elect a new speaker.

The 64-year-old Kinsey is a Democrat and president of United National Bank for the Cabell and Wayne county region. He is also a graduate of Marshall University.

Kinsey’s wife, Christie, is a financial adviser and a Republican who’s contributed to the state GOP.

Timothy Kinsey will serve out the remaining term for Thompson’s seat, which is up again for election in 2014.