<strong>Senator Stephen Baldwin<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-32446 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/Stephen-Baldwin.png" alt="" width="287" height="370" \/>Hi, neighbors! I\u2019m the proud husband of Kerry Richardson Baldwin and father of Harrison River Baldwin. We live in Ronceverte. I\u2019m honored to serve as your new senator. After being elected to the House of Delegates in 2016, I was appointed to the Senate in 2017. I work hard to keep folks updated about what\u2019s happening (and not happening) in Charleston via social media and newspaper columns.\r\n\r\nUnless the Russians hack our election, I will be the Democratic nominee for Senate in this district in the general election, as I do not have a primary opponent. While I am new to public service, the community has placed trust in me as a voice of reason. They know my independence, sincerity, and heart.\r\n\r\nMy legislative efforts have focused on fighting the drug crisis, flood recovery, education, infrastructure, and economic development. I\u2019ve taken on the drug companies, career politicians, and government agencies in order to get things done for the people. I spend each day trying to solve our toughest problems.\r\n\r\nPlease feel free to reach out if I can help you or your family. My number is (304) 404-4207 and my email is email@example.com.\r\n\r\n<strong>Steve Malcomb<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-32447 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/Steve-Malcomb.jpg" alt="" width="301" height="376" \/>Steve Malcomb, republican, announces his candidacy for the 42nd Delegate District, WV House of Delegates.\u00a0 Little did he know as a boy growing up in Marlinton that someday he would have an opportunity to represent Greenbrier Valley in the Legislature.\r\n\r\nSteve enjoyed working at his father\u2019s wrecker, taxi and trucking service. He also liked riding his motorcycle, too fast, down Route 219 to visit his family and friends in Greenbrier County.\u00a0\u00a0 After high school, attending the Charleston School of Business, Finance and Banking and while working for the Bank of Marlinton, he was recruited to work in public service for Washington DC, Metropolitan Police as a Motorcycle Officer.\u00a0 His reputation was well known for getting the job done and advanced him to Sergeant, supervising a drug and criminal task force, spending years fighting the war on drugs and later becoming a Special Deputy US Marshal.\r\n\r\nAfter retirement, Steve continued public service and was elected Greenbrier County Commissioner.\u00a0 As President, he spearheaded adoption of the Occupancy\/Bed Tax. Tourism funds this revenue, providing millions to arts and recreation budgets.\r\n\r\nThe 42nd District deserves a true conservative representing them in Charleston with a sensible, affordable future plan. Steve is a strong voice supporting his constituents and feels the concerns of the people are his first priority.\r\n\r\nMalcomb defends the US and WV Constitutions and will work for you in the House of Delegates.\r\n\r\n<strong>Jeanie Porterfield Wyatt<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-32448 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/Jeanie-Wyatt.jpg" alt="" width="275" height="385" \/>Jeanie Porterfield Wyatt is running for re-election to the Greenbrier County Board of Education.\u00a0 Serving as a board member since 2006 and as President of the Board for the last four years, Jeanie is dedicated to providing the best and safest education for the children of Greenbrier County.\r\n\r\nA native of Lewisburg, Jeanie has been involved in Greenbrier County Schools her entire life.\u00a0 Her parents were teachers and administrators in this school system. She attended Greenbrier County Schools and was a graduate of Greenbrier East. After receiving a BS degree in dental hygiene from West Virginia University, she returned home to begin her career.\u00a0 She and her husband Mike own Greenbrier Photography Studio and are the parents of three children who are all graduates of Greenbrier East. During her children\u2019s years in school, she was a full time volunteer in their schools and to this day still volunteers.\r\n\r\nDuring Jeanie\u2019s time on the Board, Greenbrier County Schools has accomplished many things especially in regards to facilities. Funding was obtained to remodel Greenbrier West, Smoot Elementary, and Crichton Elementary, build a new Lewisburg and Rainelle Elementary, build new gyms at Ronceverte Elementary and Eastern Greenbrier, and the latest project a new Rupert Elementary!\r\n\r\nJeanie\u2019s main object is to put children first and make this school system the very best!\r\n\r\n<strong>Cindy Lavender-Bowe<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-32449 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/Cindy-Lavender-Bowe.jpg" alt="" width="304" height="304" \/>Cindy Lavender-Bowe is running for House of Delegates in District 42. A lifelong West Virginian, Cindy has made her home in Greenbrier County since 2001.\r\n\r\nCindy, a small business owner, resides in Lewisburg with her husband, Mark Bowe. They operate Barnwood Living in White Sulphur Springs. Their business is featured on the TV show, Barnwood Builders.\r\n\r\nA former teacher, Cindy received her undergraduate degree from West Virginia Tech and her master\u2019s degree from Marshall University.\r\n\r\nCindy is a founding member of the Greenbrier Valley Flood Relief Committee, member of Boy Scouts Troop 70 committee, and Senior Warden at St. James Episcopal Church. She has served as executive director of our local United Way and currently serves on the Lewisburg Planning Commission\r\n\r\n\u201cI am running because I believe it\u2019s time for the people of West Virginia to be the voice of this state. It\u2019s time to put OUR interests ahead of the corporations and millionaires. Today, I look around and see the same lack of opportunities for my son that I faced 30 years ago. I want my son to be able to stay here and I want the same for your children. I am adamant that the next generation of West Virginians are able to find hope and prosperity here.\r\n\r\nI hope I\u2019ll have your vote on May 8th.\u201d\r\n\r\n<strong>Jeff Campbell<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-32450 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/Jeff-Campbell.jpg" alt="" width="272" height="363" \/>Delegate Jeff Campbell of Lewisburg announces his candidacy for West Virginia House of Delegates. He currently serves in the state legislature representing the 42nd District.\r\n\r\nHe is the son of the late James W. \u201cBill\u201d Campbell and Joyce Miller Campbell. His family roots trace to Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers counties since the 1700s.\r\n\r\nCampbell was born in Hinton, and his family moved to White Sulphur Springs when he was 18 months old. He attended public schools there, before graduating from Greenbrier East HS, and he has two degrees from Concord University.\r\n\r\nHe has been employed by Greenbrier County Schools since 2001, serving currently as a Social Studies teacher at EGMS. Campbell works for Radio Greenbrier WRON for 33 years in sales and broadcasting Greenbrier East sports. Since 1989, he has been statistician with Tony Caridi on Mountaineer Sports Network Radio coverage of WVU football.\r\n\r\nCampbell is a member of the Greenbrier County Farm Bureau, West Virginia Education Association, Concord University Alumni Association, and a past member of the Eastern Greenbrier Jaycees. He was inducted into the Greenbrier East Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, and honored by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association with its Best Play-by-Play Award in 2011.\r\n\r\n<strong>Tammy Shifflett-Tincher<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class=" wp-image-32451 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/Tammy-Shifflett-Tincher.png" alt="" width="278" height="322" \/>Tammy Shifflett-Tincher is running for the Democratic nomination representing the Western District on the Greenbrier County Commission.\r\n\r\nTammy, a Rainelle resident, is married to Jeremy, a Greenbrier West teacher and coach and raised two sons, Malik and Marquis.\r\n\r\nShe has served on the executive committees of the Lewisburg and Rainelle United Methodist Churches, the Carnegie Hall Board of Directors, as chair of the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, as a 4-H livestock judging coach, on the WVSF Board of Directors advisory committee, and on the Greater Greenbrier Long-Term Recovery Committee.\r\n\r\nTammy has had a varied history since moving to Greenbrier County after college: she has managed an Alderson cattle farm, worked in the non-profit sector at North House Museum and now works in the local insurance industry.\r\n\r\nShe seeks to provide leadership in economic development, provide long term job opportunities, support tourism, and promote a high quality of life to all residents including seniors, young families and youth. Tammy hopes to focus on the removal of abandoned and dilapidated structures to improve property values and the overall aesthetic appeal of our area.\r\n\r\nShe looks forward to being the voice for the people and providing hope for opportunity.\r\n\r\n<strong>Woody Hanna<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-32452 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/Woody-Hanna.jpg" alt="" width="320" height="240" \/>Hello, I\u2019m Woody Hanna, democratic candidate for Greenbrier County Commissioner. I\u2019m a farmer, retired teacher and am now serving as President of the County Commission. I live in Friars Hill and have lived in Greenbrier County all my life.\r\n\r\nTo be effective as a Commissioner, you must have the support of at least one other Commissioner to accomplish anything. I work well with my two fellow Commissioners.\r\n\r\nA partial list of accomplishments is:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Approved $450,000 of hotel\/motel funds each year for arts\/recreation<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Funded Animal Shelter past 5 years<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Worked with Airport Authority to get Health Net Service<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Helped secure grant for broadband study<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Joined Hardwood Alliance to improve markets for wood industry<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Purchased last six miles Meadow River Trail. When completed this summer, will reach from Rainelle to Nallen<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Organized Community Shareholders in securing new air service to airport<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Purchased building for Sheriff\u2019s office in Rupert. Rent saved will pay for building in 18 months<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Provided $250,000 matching funds from hotel\/motel tax funds toward swimming pool for WSS<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Updated 911 equipment and kept rates same<\/li>\r\n<\/ul>\r\nI bring a common sense approach to every situation. With your vote, we can keep our county moving forward. Thank you for your vote.\r\n\r\n<strong>Anessa Baxter-Sherrod<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-32453 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/Anessa-Baxter-Sherrod.png" alt="" width="246" height="389" \/>Anessa Baxter-Sherrod is a life-long resident of Lewisburg. She graduated from Greenbrier East High School. Anessa lives with her husband Ron and daughter, Machiah, who is a proud Spartan in her last year.\r\n\r\nAnessa made the decision to run for Greenbrier County School Board based on her passion and drive to enrich the schools in the district. After hearing some of the successes and challenges of other parents and their children in Greenbrier County School systems, she was inspired to run.\r\n\r\nAnessa earned a Bachelor\u2019s of Art in Psychology from Marshall University and a Masters in Social Work from West Virginia University. While some families have a divided home during football season, Anessa has a divided heart as both universities have played a big role in her life.\r\n\r\nIn her free time, she can be found participating in many school events, from cheering for the Spartans on Friday nights to waiting for her daughter to cross the finish line at Track meets. She believes that parental involvement is essential to a working relationship with the schools. With her experience in social work and advocacy, she recognizes the importance of ensuring students have equal access to resources and opportunities available in the public school systems in a safe environment and will work with parents and community partners in supporting the academic success and well-rounded experience for students in Greenbrier County.\r\n\r\n<strong>George Ambler<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-32454 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/George-Ambler.jpg" alt="" width="216" height="324" \/>I am George \u201cBoogie\u201d Ambler and I am seeking the Republican nomination for the 10th Senatorial seat for Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, and Fayette counties. I have been your delegate in the WV House of Delegates for three terms and now I WANT TO BE YOUR SENATOR. I have used my diversity of life experiences as a businessman, farmer, and an educator to take a common-sense approach to government and vote accordingly on the issues that we face as our state moves forward. I have been a voice for our District in your House and I will continue to be a voice for you in your State Senate. Living here in Greenbrier County I believe that I have the values that we endear to create a District that will make all of us proud and the work ethic to help get it done. I am asking for your support when you go to the voting booth. Vote George Boogie Ambler for State Senator.\r\n\r\n<strong>Andrew P. Utterback<\/strong>\r\n\r\nMy name is Andrew P. Utterback and I am running for House of Delegates. I graduated from Greenbrier East High School in 2006 and work at EMT Alderson Fire and EMS.\r\n\r\nI was born and raised in the town of Alderson on a farm. I am still on that same farm with my little family to this day. I am hoping to serve the great people of the 42nd district as a delegate. My goals are to fix the road ways, bring more jobs to the area and fix PEIA. We must all work together to complete these goals that why on May 8th I am asking that you vote Andrew P. Utterback for House of Delegates 42nd district. Thank you.\r\n\r\n<strong>Dan Hill<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-32455 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/Dan-Hill.jpg" alt="" width="272" height="272" \/>I\u2019m Dan Hill, candidate for State Senate. A lifelong resident of WV, I graduated from WVU with a master\u2019s degree. I served in the US Marine Corp with a tour of duty in Vietnam, and in the WV Army National Guard.\r\n\r\nI\u2019m married to Rebecca Phillips Hill and have three children. I began teaching at Fayetteville High School and then taught at the WV Institute of Technology.\r\n\r\nI currently own Danhill Construction Company. I started the company with $100, a truck, and some hand tools. I took night classes in business and taught myself accounting and computers. I have been in a successful business for 40+ years and understand how to create jobs, and how jobs can be eliminated by overregulation and high taxes.\r\n\r\nI want to be a state senator to provide a common sense frugal spending, protecting the taxpayer\u2019s money and balancing needed services.\r\n\r\nI\u2019m pro-life and will protect the unborn, protect the taxpayer\u2019s money, protect our freedoms, and the 2nd amendment. I believe in severely prosecuting drug pushers. I vow to work diligently to create drug treatment centers.\r\n\r\nI will fight for our educators and to obtain a PEIA fix. I will fund higher education and community and technical colleges to keep our tuitions as low as possible. I will work only for you. I will be a Senator that will respond to you when you have an issue.\r\n\r\nVote for Dan Hill on May 8.\r\n\r\n<strong>House of Delegates<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<strong>Isaiah Stanley<\/strong>\r\n\r\nIsaiah Stanley is running for the House of Delegates, 42nd District, on the Democratic ticket.\r\n\r\n<strong>Roger Vannoy<\/strong>\r\n\r\nMy name is Roger Vannoy, and I am running for House of Delegates. I believe West Virginia needs to do better by the working class citizens of our state. Low wage earners can\u2019t make a living off of the minimum wage. Teachers and state employee pay in West Virginia is still not competitive with the pay of states around us. Our current state legislature continually focus their time on giving the wealthy unneeded tax breaks. Instead, West Virginia should exempt social security benefits from personal income tax for our senior citizens instead of creating additional tax breaks for the wealthy. The opioid crisis continues to burn through our state, and the only solution I\u2019ve seen from the state legislature is to restrict how many opiates can be prescribed at a time. West Virginia needs new ideas to tackle the opioid epidemic, for example: recreational marijuana can reduce the amount of opioid overdose deaths by giving our citizens a safer option, an increased focus on depression screening by our health care facilities, and an increased military recruitment presence in our high schools. The choice to enlist in the U.S. military can teach our young adults a new skill, show them the world and give them money for college. If you want to see change in the state legislature, then vote for democrats like me in the primary on May 8. I\u2019m a Democrat who is willing to compromise with those in the opposing party, to get things done.\r\n\r\n<strong>Tyler Hylton<\/strong>\r\n\r\nTyler Hylton, candidate for the House of Delegates, was born and raised in the hills of southern West Virginia. Throughout his youth, Tyler participated in little league sports on island park in Ronceverte, 4-H with the Organ Cave and Caldwell groups, and youth group within his church Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist.\r\n\r\nTyler attended Greenbrier East High School where he graduated in 2015. While attending Greenbrier East Tyler was a member of SGA, FFA, The National Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was on the varsity tennis team. Tyler is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys competing in clay shooting competitions. It was in High School that Tyler\u2019s passion for government first arose. He began paying close attention to the way our government was running, and was not impressed.\r\n\r\nTyler Wants to devote the rest of his life to public service for the citizens of Greenbrier County, and for all West Virginians. He made the decision to devote his life to public service, and attended West Virginia University to study political science. He resides in Organ Cave, WV and has decided to begin his work in the House Of Delegates. Tyler is here to work for you, and promote honor, integrity, and small town values.\r\n\r\n<strong>Denny Canterbury<\/strong>\r\n\r\nDenny Canterbury is running for House of Delegates, 42nd District, on the Republican ticket.\r\n\r\n<strong>Bruce Sloan<\/strong>\r\n\r\nBruce Sloan, incumbent, is running for Sheriff of Greenbrier County.\r\n\r\n<strong>Mark Robinson<\/strong>\r\n\r\nMark Robinson is running for Sheriff of Greenbrier County.\r\n\r\n<strong>Kevin Wayne McMillion<\/strong>\r\n\r\nKevin Wayne McMillion is running for the Greenbrier County Board of Education.