Sen. Joe Manchin names Hayden Rogers his new chief of staff - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Sen. Joe Manchin names Hayden Rogers his new chief of staff

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has another new staffer on board.

Manchin announced Feb. 25 Hayden Rogers, a former candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina and former chief of staff for Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., is his new chief of staff.

"Hayden will be a tremendous asset to our team, and I am thrilled to have him on board," Manchin said in a news release. "From his time as a small business owner to his work in public service, Hayden brings to our office a unique range of talents and a common sense, solutions-driven approach that I truly admire.

"He embodies the values important to West Virginians and has the knowledge, experience and expertise to lead our team effectively."

Prior to this appointment, Manchin's acting chief of staff was Mara Boggs, who was named to replace Chris Kofinis, who left in March for the private sector.

According to a news release from Manchin's office, Rogers was a "top-tier candidate" in his 2012 congressional run, and he managed three successful campaigns for Shuler. Rogers also owned a small business involved in construction, real estate management and landscaping.

"Senator Manchin represents the values and principles that I have long admired," Rogers said in the news release. "He is a strong voice for the state of West Virginia and its people, and a prominent advocate for the changes we need to ensure a positive future for our great nation."

Rogers is a native of Robbinsville, N.C., and a graduate of Princeton University, according to Manchin's release. Rogers and his wife, Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers have two daughters: Torin, 9, and Lochlan, 7.