Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin saved Senate President Jeff Kessler a trip to the DMV Monday morning when he hand delivered the new Senate president’s official “2″ W.Va. license plate during a morning meeting in the Governor’s Office.
Legislative photographer Martin Valent was on-hand to snap a couple photos of the casual delivery, which were posted on Kessler’s Facebook page:
Kessler was elected to the post in Nov. after serving over 10 months as “acting Senate President” while then-Senate President Tomblin was acting as governor. The governor, Senate president, and House speaker all have distinct license plates recognizing their place in the state Constitution’s line of succession. When Tomblin was elected governor in Nov., he got bumped up to the “1″ plate, Kessler now has the “2″ and House Speaker Rick Thompson has the “3″ plate on his personal vehicle.