I want to thank everyone who supported me and voted for me for County Commissioner. As you know, we came up short. I have made a lot of new friends during this process, for which i am grateful. . Elections often also tell you who your real friends are and identify those who really aren’t true friends. But that is politics. It is a dirty biz. I take public service seriously, and in an election….you tend to feel like your entire life is on trial. I have tried to serve the public well during my public service career, but the citizens apparently think otherwise. I want to again thank everyone who supported me and I am thankful for the new friends I have made. I want to also congratulation the many new faces that have been elected to various offices through Vienna, Parkersburg, Wood County and at the state level. It is good to see new people seeking to serve our communities. Thanks! Rick
With all of the revelations at the national level, and all of the issues we have seen occur around West Virginia and even right here in Parkersburg and Wood County….I think it is time we demand honesty and integrity in public service…..especially with elected officials. The citizens grant those elected to do the right thing for the citizens…..to safegard the tax dollar…and to look out for the safety and well being of all citizens…not just a few. If elected, I pledge to work hard and to be honest in all of my dealings in office!
Had the opportunity to attend a presentation made by representatives of the Federal Broad Band Council in Washington. Senator Capito stressed the importance of broad band access for West Virginians. She also highlighted the downtown business the Parkersburg Brewing Company, which has become a a tourism opportunity for the craft beer industry. If you haven’t been to this business in the 700 block of Market Street…you should check it out…FIRST CLASS operation there!
I RECEIVED A COUPLE OF SPECIAL PHOTOS TODAY….ONE OF A YOUNG FUTURE REPUBLICAN DOWN IN ROCKPORT …AND ONE OF A SPECIAL DOG…MISS SHELBY..
THE PHOTOS MADE MY DAY…HAD TO FLIP A COIN TO SEE WHICH PHOTO GOT POSTED.
Well the time is here! Today, WED OCT 26….early voting begins.
I plan to vote today at the Judge Black Annex. I would respectfully ask for your vote for County Commissioner. If elected, I will work hard for the people…not the politics; I will attend all my meetings and committee assignments as I did before; I will be fair and impartial; I will serve with honesty and integrity; I will support making the Wood County Commission once again the most accessible in the state; I will fight to eradicate illegal drugs and support treatment for those who want help; I will support efforts to keep our county safe; I will support a positive atmosphere for new business development; I will be a fiscal conservative which will help keep our levy rate low; I will work towards creating new jobs…and work to keep the ones we have. It has been a great campaign. I have met many new people….some very nice candidates seeking office, and have made new friends. I am hoping to continue my public service on Jan 1 2017 as your new County Commissioner. THANK YOU
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Had another good day on the campaign trail. Tonight, attended the Women League of Voters candidate forum for Wood County Offices of Commissioner, County Clerk, and Sheriff. Also for candidates of Mayor of Parkersburg and City Council Candidates
Very good turn out and the LWV always do a great and fair presentation. One of the bi-products of this years campaign has been meeting new people and making new friends. Another bi-product was that the Friends of Parkersburg Parks… were mentioned several times in a very positive way. After the event had the pleasure to meet up with my very first intern when I was in the House of Delegates, Dan Casto of Belleville. From those days when he was in high school, he went on the become an accountant….then CPA….then Lawyer…then Staff Counsel for Senator Capito….Now with a law firm in Virginia. Very proud of him. Overall….a great day…..now…have more signs to put up and have the last batch of shirts to go out for those who asked for one.
Please note that EARLY VOTING STARTS WED OCTOBER 26….at the Judge Black Annex 4th and Market Street beautiful downtown Parkersburg…directly across from the Historic Blennerhassett Hotel…..
I respectfully ask for your vote for County Commissioner.
SUNDAY OCT 23: PARKERSBURG, WV
THE NEWS AND SENTINEL DID GREAT PRE ELECTION COVERAGE ON ALL OF THE CANDIDATES SEEKING OFFICE.
OBVIOUSLY THEY HAVE TO EDIT CANDIDATE RESPONSES. I WANTED YOU TO SEE THE FULL RESPONSE I SUBMITTED BASED ON THE QUESTIONS THAT ASKED.
THANK YOU JEFF Baughan and News and Sentinel.com
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