Charleston, West Virginia (WOWK) – A West Virginia Supreme Court judge has announced plans to retire.
In his resignation letter released this morning on June 1, 2023, Judge John Hutchison said he does not want re-election. He said he intends to complete his current term, which expires on December 31, 2024.
“With mixed feelings, I would like to formally inform you and the interested public that I will not be seeking re-election to the Supreme Court of Appeals next election cycle,” Hutchison said at the beginning of the letter. I am writing this letter.” “Serving on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has been an honor and the pinnacle of my career,” he said in part.
Judge Hutchison has practiced cases for nearly 45 years, 30 of them as judges. He said his hopes after the end of his term would be to serve as a senior judge or mediator.
In the letter, Hutchison thanked everyone who supported not only his career, but the entire court during his time on the bench.
“I am constantly amazed at the innovative thinking and hard work of all those who support the very important work of this Court. Thank you for everything, but more importantly, for what you’ve done to move this sector of government forward,” Hutchinson said. “I would also like to thank my family for supporting me and enabling me to reach my personal goals. could not have achieved the success of