Jess Skaggs will become the chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth on Oct. 1, Ainsworth announced recently.
Skaggs is currently the deputy chief of staff in Ainsworth’s office. Prior to that, he was deputy commissioner for external affairs at the Department of Agriculture and Industries.
“Jess Skaggs has already accomplished great things at a young age, and I am proud to announce he will become my office’s chief of staff on Oct. 1,” Ainsworth said on Twitter.
“His success in drafting and passing 22 bills that have made Alabama the nation’s most welcoming state for military families and veterans is just one example of his hard work. I look forward to accomplishing even more great things on behalf of Alabama with Jess leading my staff.”
Skaggs will take over for current chief of staff Judy Miller, who is retiring after about 30 years of work with the Legislature, much of it in the Marshall County Legislative Office.
“The greatest honor of my life is to get to serve our state in this capacity,” Skaggs said. “I love my job and the good people I get to work with.”
Ainsworth is seeking a second term as lieutenant governor.