Former Democratic Member of West Virginia Senator, Billy Wayne Bailey Dies At 65
Billy Wayne Bailey Obituary: Bailey was a Democrat, and he served in the West Virginia Senate from 1991 until 2008, when he decided not to run for that post again. That year, fellow senators recognized his time in office with a resolution that recognized him as a “dedicated public servant and distinguished West Virginian.”
During his time in the legislature, he lived in Wyoming County, but he now lives in Culloden, which is in Cabell County. Bailey had been working as the state Department of Veterans Assistance’s deputy secretary.
Governor Jim Justice liked what he did in both the legislative and executive branches of government.
Bailey ran for Secretary of State after he got out of the Senate, but he lost in the Democratic primary. In 2020, he ran for a seat on the Cabell County Commission.
Republican Craig Blair, who is the current leader of the state Senate, said today that he was sad about Bailey’s death and admired him for his dedication to public service.
“I’m saddened by the news of the passing of Senator Bailey, who welcomed me to the West Virginia Legislature when I became a Delegate in 2003. We shared many conversations, challenges and most of all, our laughter,” Blair stated.
“I will personally miss my friend Billy Wayne and my prayers are with his family during this time of great sorrow.”
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