CHARLESTON – Senate President Mitch Carmichael today praised the appointment of Senator Mike Hall, R-Putnam, as Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Justice.
Hall is the Senior Senator from the Fourth District, which includes Mason, Jackson, and parts of Putnam and Roane counties. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 1994 and the Senate in 2006. He served as Minority Leader before becoming the Senate Finance Chairman in 2015.
“I can truly think of no man who has more of a heart of a public servant than Senator Mike Hall,” Senate President Carmichael said. “Governor Justice’s choice sends a clear message to those who may have had doubts about the sincerity of his desire to return to the Republican Party. Senator Hall is a strong social conservative, and has a proven record of being a defender of life and freedom, which are two values West Virginians hold dear. Throughout his time as our Senate Finance Chairman, he has been tremendous protector of the taxpayers’ dollars, and he will bring a fiscally conservative eye to the budget process. His knowledge of our state’s finances will make him priceless to the Legislature as we prepare to deal with another difficult budget year. I am confident he will serve our Governor well as he continues to work toward moving West Virginia forward.”
Senator Hall will replace outgoing Chief of Staff Nick Casey.
“Nick was a professional who genuinely worked to advocate for the Governor’s interests while being understanding of our positions in the Legislature,” Senate President Carmichael said. “I wish him all the best, and nothing but success in whatever his future may hold.”
Senator Hall will become Governor Justice’s Chief of Staff on August 21.