CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A long stretch of West Virginia's future hinges on one portion of the Nov. 6 election ballot, which will fill two 12-year terms on the state Supreme Court. The winners will help set Mountain State legal precedents affecting all aspects of life.
We think the two Democratic nominees -- incumbent Justice Robin Davis and former State Bar President Letitia "Tish" Chafin -- are the superior choices. They're highly qualified and progressive-minded.
Davis was raised in Boone County, where her parents were a coal miner and a teacher. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, then earned master's and law degrees at West Virginia University. After working with her husband at Charleston's successful Segal & Davis firm, she won a partial Supreme Court term in 1996 and a full term in 2000.
She has been chief justice repeatedly and often focuses on matters affecting women and children. She deserves another term.
Chafin graduated cum laude at Marshall University, then also earned a WVU law degree. She worked at the Mingo County firm of state Sen. Truman Chafin, whom she married. She's a Marshall University governor, a leader of the state Education Alliance and the Children's Home Society, and an elder of First Presbyterian Church in Charleston.
These are top-quality candidates, and we endorse both in the upcoming election, for which early voting starts Oct. 24.