CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced the hire of Mike Lukach, a key veteran from President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, as his Campaign Manager for his re-election effort. 

In 2016, Lukach managed Minnesota and Colorado for President Trump, two battleground states that were closely contested until Election Day.  

After serving in President Trump’s Administration as the White House Liaison in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Lukach managed the campaign of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey in November of 2018.

Lukach is the latest hire for Gov. Justice’s re-election campaign team that includes Trump Senior Political Advisors Bill Stepien and Justin Clark.

Gov. Justice announced his re-election effort on Monday, January 7th, 2019.