EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTomblin Announces Deputy Chief Of Staff
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 3, 2013 3:09 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced that Jason Pizatella will serve as his deputy chief of staff.
"During my tenure in the state Senate and now as governor, I've had the great privilege of working with Jason. He has a keen understanding of how government works," Tomblin said in a news release. "I'm confident Jason will do well in this new position, and I look forward to continuing to work with him."
Prior to this appointment, Pizatella was most recently serving as acting cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Revenue. In addition, the Fairmont native has been the director of legislative affairs in the governor's office since January 2011.
Before joining the Tomblin administration, he served as deputy state tax commissioner and as counsel to the state Senate Committee on Government Organization and Committee on Finance. Prior to beginning his service in state government, Pizatella practiced law at Spilman, Thomas and Battle, PLLC in Charleston.
Pizatella is a 2007 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law and a 2004 graduate of the West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.
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