Gov. Justice removes Hess from State Fire Commission

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Gov. Justice announced today that he has issued a letter removing Martin Hess from the West Virginia State Fire Commission.

This decision comes after the Governor was made aware of multiple social media posts Mr. Hess made recently which are inappropriate and inflammatory.

“I will not tolerate behavior like this from anyone representing the State of West Virginia,” Gov. Justice said in the letter.

His removal is effective immediately.

Read the letter here. 

Tyler Barker
Tyler Barker is currently the News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. He was promoted to this job in Mid-November. He still will fill in on weather from time to time. You can follow Tyler on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email him at tbarker@woay.com