Top Huntington Official Retiring

By: Doug Korstanje Email
By: Doug Korstanje Email

Jack Thornburgh is retiring as Huntington’s Director of Administration and Finance.

Mayor David Felinton says Thornburgh is retiring September 21st due to problems with his overall health.

Thornburgh is expected to return to the office occasionally in an advisory role, but the mayor says Thornburgh will no longer be on the payroll.

The position is considered a key part of the overall operation of city government, and Felinton says he may put together a search committee to screen applicants for the open position.

Thornburgh served as Felinton’s campaign manager when Felinton scored an upset victory over incumbent mayor Jean Dean back in 2000. Felinton was 25-years-old when he first became mayor and he will be seeking a third term in office in the political race next year.

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