The West Virginia Attorney General's Office has lost three top staff members to the Legislature.
The Charleston Gazette reports that senior deputy attorney general Marty Wright has accepted a job as the House Judiciary Committee's head lawyer.
Senior deputy attorney general Richie Heath is now chief counsel to incoming Senate President Bill Cole.
Senior deputy attorney general Tracy Webb has accepted a job as head lawyer of the House Government Organization Committee.
The positions came open after Republicans won control of the Legislature for the first time in more than eight decades.