CLAY COUNTY, WV (WCHS/WVAH Reports) —Clay County High School welcomed West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Wednesday morning, and the governor made an impromptu announcement about his future in state government.
During a question-and-answer session, Justice told students that he will most likely run for office again.
Justice said when he first took on the role of governor, he didn’t think there would be enough to motivate him to run again, but that has since changed.
Justice would be up for re-election in 2020.
The billionaire was sworn into office in January 2017. During his term, he has switched parties from Democrat to Republican and said he has focused his efforts in turning around economic conditions in West Virginia. He has touted improvements the state is making to the state’s roads after passage of the road bond issue and the state’s recent boost in tax collections.
Justice also has pointed to his friendship with President Donald Trump as a key to the Mountain State making a comeback.