Nettles honored before Jefferson-Jackson crowd
Several thousand West Virginia Democrats came out, the party faithful, to the annual
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Charleston Saturday Night. The Charleston Civic Center
was filled, wall-to-wall.
Calhoun County Assessor Jason Nettles was honored as Democrat of the Year, likely the
youngest elected official in West Virginia. Nettles spoke about his political hero, President
Harry Truman, who he said "Kept government close to the interests of the American
A huge crowd attends Charleston event
"I believe in the Democrat Party. It has always been the party of the working class and the
underprivileged since the days of Andrew Jackson," he said.
The dinner was in honor of Senator Jay Rockefeller IV, with well known U. S. Senator
Barbara A. Kikulski, the keynote speaker.
Senator Rockefeller visits with Democrat Chairperson Margie Evans and husband
Gov. Wise talks with Nettles
Calhoun's Democrat Chairperson Margie Evans said "I'm proud of the Democrat party, and
what they have done for ordinary citizens over the years." She attended the event with her
husband Paul Evans and Democrat Vice-Chairperson Bob Weaver.
Evans said we are going to try and get more people registered this year. "We hope Calhoun
citizens will take time to register for the party of their choice. Our democratic government
needs voters to make it work."
Governor Wise and Senator Rockefeller met with the Calhoun delegation.
Gov. Wise visits Calhoun Democrats