James Robert “JB” Akers II was sworn into the House of Delegates this afternoon by his wife, Judge Maryclaire Akers. JB Akers was appointed by Governor Justice to the vacated seat of Moore Capito.
Akers accepted the appointment to “help the state move forward.” Akers is a lawyer in Charleston, WV.
Delegate Akers represents the 55th district, which includes the Southwestern part of Kanawha County.
In addition to his wife, Delegate Akers was accompanied by his daughters, Katherine and Harper, and his son, Ethan. Several delegates and senators were in attendance for the swearing-in ceremony.