Statement of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
CHARLESTON, WV (January 14, 2013) - Today, Patrick Morrisey was officially sworn in as Attorney General of West Virginia on the steps of the Capitol. Morrisey is the first Republican to serve as Attorney General in West Virginia since 1933, and as a resident of Harpers Ferry, Morrisey is the first Attorney General from Jefferson County in our state’s history.
Attorney General Morrisey's assumption of the Office of Attorney General marks a new day for the citizens of West Virginia. The following is a statement from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey:
“I'm honored and humbled to serve as your next Attorney General, and pledge that I will carry out the duties of this office in a transparent and ethical manner. I intend to adhere to the oath of office I took, and will passionately defend the Constitution of the State of West Virginia and the Constitution of the United States of America.
We have a bold vision for what the Office of Attorney General can do to protect jobs and consumers in this state, improve West Virginia’s business and legal climate, and advance ethics reform. We will work every day to make West Virginians proud."