CHARLESTON Governor Jim Justice announced the appointment of a new Justice to the West Virginia Supreme Court.
Haley Bunn is a Wyoming County native and an attorney with the firm Steptoe & Johnson.
She is a graduate of West Virginia University and the West Virginia University College of Law.
Bunn told Hoppy Kercheval Wednesday that her return to public service is a calling.
“I really have been feeling a call-back to public service and serving the people of West Virginia,” Bunn said. “And I’m excited and honored to have the opportunity to do so in this capacity.”
Bunn has been a federal prosecutor in West Virginia’s southern district. During her federal service, Bunn successfully four Mingo County elected officials for public corruption.
In 2017, the United States Department of Justice selected Bunn as one of 12 prosecutors in the country to serve in a newly created Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit in 2017.
Bunn’s appointment fulfills a vacancy following the resignation of Evan Jenkins. Bunn will serve in the position until 2024 and has already announce intentions to run for the seat in two years.