Governor Justice Fires Secretary of Transportation

West Virginia

Governor Jim Justice fired Tom Smith, the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation and Commissioner of Highways. 

In a statement released Sunday evening, the governor said, “I want a new direction to be taken with our Dept. of Transportation, a return to the core mission of maintaining the quality of our secondary roads and bridges.” 

He went on to say, “I sincerely appreciate the service Tom has given to the State of West Virginia.” 

No word on who replace Smith.

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