As of Monday, Bray Cary was not employed within the West Virginia Governor’s Workplace, a spokesman for the workplace mentioned in an e mail.
Gov. Jim Justice’s former marketing campaign supervisor, Roman Stauffer, started Monday as Justice’s senior adviser for federal affairs and outreach, Jordan Damron, director of communications for the Governor’s Workplace, mentioned in an e mail.
Stauffer replaces Cary, who instructed West Virginia MetroNews on Monday he was leaving the Governor’s Workplace to “pursue a broad set of enterprise ventures.”
Cary, a media mogul and capital investor, had served in a imprecise advisory place for Justice, typically taking conferences on the governor’s behalf, since late 2017.
Stauffer despatched out a tweet Monday saying that he was becoming a member of the governor’s management crew, thanking Justice and first girl Cathy Justice “for the chance to serve.”
Stauffer will make $90,000 a yr in his new place, Damron mentioned.
Stauffer most just lately served as co-chairman of the West Virginia Republican Govt Committee and was in control of Justice’s 2020 reelection marketing campaign.
There was no precedent for Cary’s position within the Governor’s Workplace, when Justice introduced Cary in as a self-described “citizen volunteer” adviser in December 2017.
In October 2017, Cary stuffed out an software for an entry card to the Capitol — that means he might enter and exit the constructing with out going by means of safety — through which he wrote that he was a “everlasting worker” and “guide” to Justice.
Through the 2018 common legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill that required unpaid authorities volunteers to adjust to the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act, seemingly in direct response to Justice appointing Cary, who on the time was a member of the board of administrators of EQT Corp., a pure fuel drilling firm.
In May 2018, Justice reclassified Cary as a brief worker and started paying him $8.75 an hour for 15 hours of labor every week.
Cary left the EQT Corp. board in Might 2019.
Earlier than working within the Governor’s Workplace, Cary was greatest often called a TV government and founding father of West Virginia Media Holdings, which owned The State Journal and WOWK-TV.