West Virginia State Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, March 22nd in honor of former West Virginia Senator Ursula Jae Spears.
According to the office of the governor:
Spears was first elected to the W.Va. Senate in 1980 after serving three terms in the W.Va. House of Delegates. The former journalist dedicated eighteen years of her life to public service in which she advocated for veterans and the National Guard. Her legislation and dedication brought her a national award from the U.S. Department of Labor and Veterans Affairs, the title of honorary brigadier general in the West Virginia National Guard, and she became the first legislator to receive the State Veterans Council Award.