CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A three-judge panel this week ruled for the removal of two Jefferson County Commissioners, Jennifer Krouse and Tricia Jackson.

Jefferson County Prosecutor Matt Harvey

Jefferson County Prosecutor Matt Harvey filed the petition November after the two refused to attend meetings in September.  At the time, they cited their disagreement with the selection of three candidates to replace outgoing Commissioner Clare Ann Ath.

The day after the ruling, Harvey talked to the Panhandle News Network.

He said without the two showing up for meetings, there could be no quorum, and county business was impacted.

He talked about the limits of the ruling:

On Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval Thursday, Harvey talked about the timeline and why even after a separate judge ordered the two to return to work, his petition still made its way through the court:


You can hear Matt Harvey’s comments on Panhandle Live here.