Gov. Justice removes Hess from State Fire Commission


​CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Justice announced today that he has issued a letter removing Martin Hess from the West Virginia State Fire Commission. 

This decision comes after the Governor was made aware of multiple social media posts Mr. Hess made recently which are inappropriate and inflammatory. 

“I will not tolerate behavior like this from anyone representing the State of West Virginia,” Gov. Justice said in the letter. 

His removal is effective immediately. 

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