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West Virginia Gov. Justice: ‘We need a great commerce leader’


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON — More than 80 days since Woody Thrasher resigned amid controversy as commerce secretary, Gov. Jim Justice said it is time for a permanent leader at the department, but finding that new leader was proving to be a challenge.

Justice addressed questions about the Department of Commerce vacancy during a press conference Tuesday at the state Capitol.

“I think we’re probably closer to what I’d want to tell you today about filling the commerce person,” Justice said. “It’s such a key position. You don’t just want to just fill it for the sake of filling it.”

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