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State Auditor Resigning 8 Months Before End of Term

Perry Bennett
West Virginia Legislative Photography
State Auditor Glen Gainer appearing before the legislative Post Audits Subcommittee in September 2015 to discuss the state's changing pay schedules.

West Virginia State Auditor Glen Gainer will resign from his position earlier than expected.

Longtime State Auditor Glen Gainer announced Thursday he will be stepping down from his position on May 14 to take a job with a Virginia-based nonprofit group.

The 56-year-old had announced in December he would not seek re-election this year but planned to serve out the rest of his term, which would have ended in January 2017.

In a statement Thursday, Governor Tomblin thanked Gainer for his years of public service. Gainer has served as State Auditor since 1993.

In recent months, Gainer had taken heat from state lawmakers over the transition to a bi-weekly pay system for state employees. A legislative audit said the change would result in an extra paycheck for employees every 11 years.

Tomblin must appoint a replacement to finish-out Gainer’s term.

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