Gov. Jim Justice has hired a former campaign staff member as his Regional Representative for West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle counties.
Martinsburg-native Summer Ratcliff will split her time between Martinsburg and Charleston and work as a Legislative Assistant during the state Legislative sessions, according to a press release.
After the session, Ratcliff will serve as a Regional Representative to Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Hampshire, Mineral, Grant, Hardy, and Pendleton Counties.
Her role will be the primary point of contact for constituents in those counties and serve as a direct line to the governor.
The press release states she will assist local governments, organizations, and residents who want to communicate with the governor’s office and state government as a whole.
Ratcliff is a graduate of West Virginia University, and has spent her career in public service and politics.