4/25/2014 5:13 PM
by Mike Bundt
A former West Virginia politician is remembered today in Fayetteville.
The late senator Robert Holliday was in everyone's thoughts and prayers this afternoon at the Fayetteville courthouse. A memorial was held in his honor. Holliday passed away on February 28th of this year. The late senator was known as a forward thinker and was crucial in ending the death penalty in West Virginia in the mid-1960's. Loved by many, Holliday's family remembers him for always looking out for people.
"I think the most important part about dad is that he cared about the less fortunate in society. He didn't do the popular, he wanted to do the right thing and he would help the poor person that came as fast, maybe faster than the rich politician came to them. He really wanted to make a difference and i think you learned here today that indeed he did" said his son, Fayette County Clerk Kelvin Holliday.
Holliday served two stints in the West Virginia state senate before serving his last year in 1994.