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First Commissioner For Social Services Transitioning Out Of Role

A man in a suit and tie sits at a desk and speaks into a microphone, gesturing with his left hand. Before him, two other individuals dressed in formal attire sit and look at him, with papers on their desks and pens in hand.
Pictured here in January 2020, Jeff Pack served as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 2018 to 2021, representing Raleigh County.
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Jeffrey Pack is stepping down from his position as the first commissioner for the West Virginia Bureau of Social Services.

Gov. Jim Justice announced during a virtual press briefing Wednesday that Pack will transition into a new role as commissioner of the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, where he will serve as a member of the governor’s cabinet.

Justice praised Pack for his role in bolstering the state’s child protective services and boosting retention among child protective services staff. “Jeff’s done all kinds of stuff,” Justice said.

“I am deeply honored to have served as the first commissioner for the Bureau for Social Services,” Pack said in a statement released Wednesday. “We have made a significant impact on the lives of West Virginia families, and I look forward to continuing to serve our community in my new role.”

In January 2018, Justice appointed Pack to the West Virginia House of Delegates. He represented Raleigh County from 2018 to 2021, before taking his role with the Bureau of Social Services.

For now, however, Pack will continue in his current position. The governor said that Pack will not begin his new role until his successor is in place.