Hardy County Commission President and Mathias farmer J. Michael Teets has been appointed Executive Director of Eastern Operations for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, according to spokesperson Buddy Davidson. The long-rumored appointment was effective Tuesday, Jan. 22, just one week after newly elected Commissioner Walt Helmick took the oath of office.
Teets, a Republican, was a candidate for the Commissioner of Agriculture,
but withdrew shortly after Helmick announced his candidacy.
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