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Meet the Loughrys.

There's Allen, West Virginia's newest state Supreme Court justice, his wife, Kelly, and their 6-year-old son, Justus, who insists he's the real justice in the family.

For Allen, his family not only is the foundation of his personal life but his career, as well. This is why he wanted to focus on a family-first approach when running his campaign for a seat on the state's highest court.

In fact, his son starred in a few of his campaign commercials, starting a juxtaposition of the two justices.

In one of the commercials titled "The Real Justice Loughry," Justus said his dad "wanted to be a justice, too."

"It kind of started when he said he would run for justice," Kelly recalled. "He said, ‘Well I'm Justus!' It started more along those lines, and we did want to do it as a family. And this was a way of involving (Justus) because he is such an important part of our lives. He is the most important part of our lives."

Loughry said he has much he wants to accomplish during his 12-year term on the state's highest court.

"I take this job extremely seriously, and I just want to do a great job for the next 12 years," he said. "I told people in my campaign commercials, ‘Honor me with your vote, and I will serve you with honor.' That's exactly what I plan to do."

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