CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Republican Party has hired a Kentucky party leader as its new executive director.

State Republican Party Chairman Melody Potter announced on Tuesday the hiring of Byron Fisher.

Fisher has served as the executive director of the Jefferson County Republican Party since 2015. Jefferson County is Kentucky’s largest county.

“West Virginia Republicans have experienced tremendous success focusing on our agenda of creating more jobs and opportunities, improving roads and infrastructure, enacting comprehensive education reform, and bringing transparency and efficiency to state government,” Potter said.

“I look forward to having Byron on our team and utilizing his experience to continue our victories in 2020. Our top priorities will be re-electing President Trump and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, supporting our Republicans in Congress, electing Republicans to statewide offices, and growing the Republican majorities in the West Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate.”

Fisher’s experience includes serving on the 2014 campaign of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., being the state chair of the Kentucky Young Republicans and serving as an alternate delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.