Mike Honaker resigns from House of Delegates to accept Homeland Security position

Charleston, WV (WOAY) – Mike Honaker is trading in his House of Delegates position to accept an appointment from Governor Jim Justice to become Inspector General of the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security. 

The Office of the Inspector General is a new role created during this year’s legislative session. 

As inspector general, Honaker is tasked with conducting and supervising investigations with the authority to oversee existing investigations within the department. 

Honaker served in the 46th district of the House of Delegates, representing Greenbrier and Pocahontas county.

He officially resigned yesterday, stating he is “honored to serve West Virginia in this new capacity.” 

Justice has not announced when he will be filling the vacant delegate role. 

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