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WV state auditor to leave office eight months early

Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo Gainer
Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Longtime West Virginia Auditor Glen Gainer will leave office May 14, about eight months before the end of his sixth term in office.

Gainer, 56, had announced in December that he would not seek a seventh term, but he said at the time that he would serve out the rest of his term.

On Thursday, Gainer said he had accepted a job in the private sector that begins May 15. He said his new position will be as the executive director and CEO of a nonprofit group “engaged in providing training,” but he would not identify the group, saying that his future employer would make that announcement.

“When I announced last year that I would not seek re-election and I was going to pursue something in the private sector, that’s pretty much the course I have been on,” Gainer said Thursday. “I am going to transition out of my public life and go to work in the private sector.”

The nonprofit group is headquartered in Virginia, but Gainer said most of his time at work would be spent in Fairmont…

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