West Virginia’s incoming Secretary of State says roughly one-third of the current office’s staff will be let go after he takes office this month.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports– West Virginia Secretary of State-Elect, Mac Warner notified outgoing Secretary of State, Natalie Tennant in a letter Tuesday that sixteen current staff members are on the termination list. Warner’s upcoming Communications Director, Mike Queen says the reductions are needed to deal with anticipated budget cuts. The letter says staff members who are retained will continue to serve as at-will employees.
Warner takes office on January 16th.