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TAYLOR COMMISSION LAWSUIT
W.Va. Supreme Court settles residency fight, says Taylor County commissioner can keep his seat
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:38 PM EDT
West Virginia's high court has ruled that a Taylor County commissioner can keep his seat after a prolonged fight over whether he lives in the wrong district.
The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by the Taylor County Democratic Executive Committee and John Michael Withers that sought to have Veltri disqualified. Veltri, a Republican, defeated Withers in the 2010 election.
The Supreme Court noted that a series of redistricting actions in the 1980s had shifted Veltri's home back and forth between districts. But it said the final action returned his home to the district he has long represented.