Candidate Killed In Storm Moving Through W.V.By: Amanda Crum - October 31, 2012
A 60-year old G.O.P. candidate from West Virginia was killed yesterday and named as one of three fatalities from the massive snowstorm that has moved through the state.
John Rose, Sr. was reportedly checking the fences on his farm when he was struck by a falling tree limb. According to West Virginia news station WDTV, it is too late to replace Rose’s name on the ballot, and voters will still be able to cast their vote for him during early voting and on Election Day.
If he gets the most votes, citizens will have elected a vacancy and the Republican party executive committee of Barbour County will submit three names to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and he will select a nominee to serve House District 47, reads the station’s site.