MORGANTOWN – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed his income secretary to a Kanawha County Circuit Courtroom seat, and has appointed a senior adviser and former delegate as appearing income secretary.
Justice introduced the 2 appointments a couple of minutes aside on Wednesday morning.
He appointed Income Secretary Dave Hardy to the 13th Circuit seat left vacant upon the passing of Decide Joanna Tabit in September. Hardy beforehand introduced his intention to hunt election to the seat in 2024 and filed his pre-candidacy papers on Nov. 1.
Justice named Hardy to the cupboard publish in January 2017. Hardy additionally serves as Justice’s designee on the Municipal Residence Rule, Funding Administration, and Board of Treasury Investments boards.
Justice mentioned he and Hardy “have shepherded the state via difficult monetary occasions, steering West Virginia from a $500 million deficit in 2017 to a $1.1 billion surplus in 2023. Dave Hardy has been a real companion in turning West Virginia’s monetary tide. … His eager understanding of our fiscal panorama, coupled along with his unwavering dedication to public service, makes him exceptionally certified for this new position.”
Hardy mentioned, “I’m honored past phrases by Gov. Justice’s religion in me. To face beside him in steering West Virginia from fiscal quicksand to strong floor has been an absolute privilege. … Serving on the thirteenth Circuit Courtroom is a monumental duty, and I pledge to hold my dedication to equity and justice into each courtroom, guaranteeing each citizen receives the respect and equal illustration they deserve.”
Justice’s announcement famous that Hardy has greater than 33 years of expertise in personal authorized follow and can also be a licensed public accountant. He served on Charleston Metropolis Council from 1995 to 2001, and on the Kanawha County Fee from 2001 to 2017.
Hardy lives in Charleston along with his spouse of 38 years, Nadia. They’ve two youngsters, Scott and Kristen.
Appearing income secretary
Hardy resigned his cupboard publish to take the judicial seat and Justice appointed Larry Pack as appearing secretary.
Pack was elected to the Home of Delegates in 2020. He then resigned to turn out to be a senior advisor to Justice in 2022.
“Larry is a confirmed chief with a deep understanding of our state’s funds and a dedication to fiscal duty,” Justice mentioned. “His enterprise acumen and information of the tax code will likely be invaluable in main the Division of Income, and I’m assured that he’ll work tirelessly to make sure that West Virginia stays on the pathway to prosperity.”
Pack mentioned, “I’m honored to be appointed appearing secretary of income and I’m excited to get to work on behalf of the folks of West Virginia. I consider that the Division of Income performs a significant position in making West Virginia a extra affluent state, and I’m dedicated to working with Gov. Justice and the Legislature to realize that aim.”
Pack lives in Charleston along with his spouse, Lisa. They’ve six youngsters and three grandchildren. He lately offered Stonerise, a community of 17 transitional and expert nursing care facilities, remedy, dwelling well being, and hospice care suppliers throughout West Virginia and southeast Ohio (together with Morgantown and Kingwood). Previous to Stonerise, he owned and operated six different well being care facilities all through West Virginia. He co-founded the accounting agency Pack Lambert & Burdette, which later merged with Suttle and Stalnaker, the place he offered tax, accounting, and consulting companies to numerous entities.