Margaret Workman

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Margaret Lee Workman, a Democrat, is chief justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

She was appointed a circuit judge in Kanawha County, West Virginia to fill a vacancy in 1983 and subsequently elected. She was elected to the Supreme Court in 1988 for a 12-year term, expiring in 2000, the first woman elected to this position. [1] She, however, resigned in 1999 with 18 months left on her term.

She then entered the Democratic primary in 2002 and 2004 for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district seat, but lost both times. She then ran again for the court in 2008 and was elected. Workman served a one year, rotating term as Chief Justice in 2011 and was elected to a second one year term as Chief Justice in 2015. [2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Darrell McGraw
Justice for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
1988–1999
Succeeded by
George M. Scott
Preceded by
Larry Starcher
Justice for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
2009–present
Succeeded by
incumbent