Candidates Forum for Monongalia County – April 25

Press Release – April 16, 2012

Candidate Forum for candidates running for County Commission and Magistrate in Monongalia County sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Primary Election candidate forum for candidates running for County Commission and Magistrate in Monongalia County. It will be on Wednesday, April 25, from 7-9 pm at the Suncrest United Methodist Church on Van Voorhis Road.

Seven people are seeking the County Commission seat: Republicans Janel Nye and Joseph Statler, and Democrats Tom Bloom, James Smith, Junior Taylor, Donna Tennant and Betty Wiley. They are vying for the Western District seat vacated by Asel Kennedy. One person from each party will be elected in the Primary Election on May 8 to run in the fall.

Seven candidates are also running for Magistrate but they are competing for four positions. The lone Republican, Ronald Snyder, will automatically be on the ballot in the fall. Six Democrats are running including incumbents Sandy Holepit, Hershel Mullins, Jim Nabors, and Darris Summers. George Armistead and Jennifer Wilson are the challengers. Four Democrats will be selected to run in the General Election in the fall.

The candidates will introduce themselves, give their qualifications and reasons for running. There will be questions for the candidates and then time for refreshments and talking individually to the candidates.

For information call Catherine Lozier at 304-599-8233.

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