Jackson County clerk resigns to pursue job in state Auditor’s office

RIPLEY, W.Va. — Longtime Jackson County Clerk Jeff Waybright announced his resignation this week to take a job in West Virginia State Auditor Glen Gainer’s office at the state capitol in Charleston.

After 23 years as the county clerk, Waybright will take on a new role as the Deputy Assistant Auditor in Gainer’s office.

Former Deputy Clerk Cheryl Bright will replace Waybright and serve the Jackson County Clerk’s term from May 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2016.

Waybright told MetroNews affiliate WMOV he will be handling personnel issues, be present at board meetings on Gainer’s behalf, supervise other department heads, and will possibly be one of Gainer’s liaisons during the legislative session.

Over time, there were many changes at the county commission, but one thing that stuck out in Waybright’s mind was the way technology was always changing.

“We updated the election process and streamlined that. We’ve went to electronic digitizing of the documents that come in. We’ve had so much in the record room that just saves space,” said Waybright.

Waybright said his job was rewarding every day.

“I just want to thank the people at Jackson County. They have been super to me, as far as campaigns go. Also, the county commission, the other elected officials, and staff there at the courthouse,” said Waybright, “We’re all just one big happy family.”

Waybright’s resignation will go into effect April 30.

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