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Scott to join Justice cabinet, resigning from Randolph County Commission

CHARLESTON — A Randolph County official is slated to take a position in Gov. Jim Justice’s cabinet, officials announced Wednesday.

Mark D. Scott, President of the Randolph County Commission, has accepted the position of Secretary of Administration.

“I am looking forward to working with Gov. Justice, his great team and the team at the Department of Administration,” remarked Scott, citing his excitement toward this new endeavor.

“Under the governor’s leadership, the state is experiencing some of her best days, and I’m excited to be a part of that process.”

Scott was initially elected to the Randolph County Commission in November 2016 and took office in January 2017. During his time on the commission, he was elected president in both 2019 and 2021 and has played an active role in assisting with constituent concerns and is proud of multiple accomplishments, including the passage of the Randolph County Unsafe Buildings and Lands Ordinance.

Scott has tendered his resignation to the commission as of Oct. 31 and is set to be officially sworn in as Secretary of Administration on Nov. 1.

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