Raleigh County Circuit Clerk
The new President of the West Virginia Association is Mr. Paul H. Flanagan, the Circuit Clerk of Raleigh County. Mr. Flanagan takes the office following Mr. Jim Riffle’s term as President of the WVACO. Mr. Riffle was the Sheriff of Marion County, his term ended June 15, 2021.
Mr. Flanagan formerly served as Mayor of Sophia, WV, a Raleigh County Commissioner, and has served as treasurer of the Raleigh County Public Service District since 1994. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. As a licensed Funeral Director he served local families for twenty-eight years. He is currently a member of the WVACo Board of Directors and has served the Association for more than 8 years. He also serves on the West Virginia Association of Circuit Clerks Association Board of Directors.
Paul is married to his wife of 51 years, Belinda Edwards Flanagan, and they have a daughter, two sons, one granddaughter and three grandsons.
Mr. Flanagan is looking forward to serving as President of the West Virginia Association of Counties. His past dedicated service to the West Virginia Association of Counties and corporate experience will contribute to his strong leadership.
Marion County Sheriff
Mr. Jimmy Riffle, Sheriff of Marion County, has been installed as the President of the West Virginia Association of Counties (WVACo) in 2020.
Riffle completed his presidential term on June 9, 2021. Mr. Riffle has worked in law enforcement for thirty-two years. He has been a member of the WVACo Board of Directors for the past two years, and the Secretary of the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association the past four years.
Jimmy is married to his wife of thirty-two years, Cassandra Riffle. They have one son, Taylor Riffle of Newport News, VA.