Furbee Seeks Re-Election As Tyler County Prosecutor
Current Tyler County Prosecuting Attorney Luke Furbee recently announced his intent to run for re-election. Furbee said, “Today, I announce that I will be a candidate for re-election as prosecuting attorney for Tyler County in 2020. It is the greatest privilege of my life to devote myself full-time to this office, and I’m grateful for all the support I’ve received in the past. Competence, fair treatment, and decency are my guiding principles in the work I do. Of course, there is always much more to do in the struggle for justice in our communities in the face of a drug epidemic. I’m not waiting around; I’m ready to sign on for another term, and I am hopeful I will earn another chance to serve.”
Mr. Furbee filed as a pre-candidate on July 22. He is a 1996 graduate of Tyler Consolidated High School, and obtained degrees at Glenville State College and Marshall University. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at WVU in 2004.
Mr. Furbee was first elected prosecutor in 2008, and has served continuously since January 1, 2009. In 2012, Mr. Furbee gave up his private practice and became the first full-time prosecutor in Tyler County. He has been honored to serve as special prosecutor in several high-profile cases in the Ohio Valley.
Mr. Furbee is also the past president of the Wetzel- Tyler Bar Association, as well as a past representative of lawyers in the Second and part of the Third Judicial Circuits as a Governor of the West Virginia State Bar. He is currently serving as secretary of the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Association.