Charlie Reynolds becomes latest member of House of Delegates to resign ahead of 2024 Legislative Session

By Matthew Young, RealWV

Charlie Reynolds, a Republican legislator serving Marshall County, is the latest member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates to resign his seat. 

On Friday, Reynolds, who has served in the House since 2020, and most recently represented the 6th District, tendered his resignation in the form of a letter to House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay. 

“I am grateful for the trust and support that I have received from the community over the years,” Reynolds states in his letter. “Working alongside my fellow delegates and contributing to the legislative process has been a fulfilling experience.” 

While Reynolds did not specify what prompted his decision, he cited his desire to “pursue a different path in my life” as the catalyst for his resignation, adding, “I believe this decision is in the best interest of both my constituents and myself.”

Reynolds is now the fifth member of the House of Delegates to resign their position since the close of the 2023 Legislative Session. Reynolds, along with former House Minority Leader Doug Skaff, D-Kanawha; Mike Honaker, R-Greenbrier; Erikka Storch, R-Ohio; and Danielle Walker, D-Monongalia, have all chosen to vacate their seats prior to the conclusion of their term. 

With still three months to go before the start of the 2024 Legislative Session, a minimum of five-percent of the State’s House of Delegates will be making law for West Virginians while having received no votes. RealWV will provide updates regarding the status of the House of Delegates as additional information is made available. 

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