(09/16/2002)

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 people."

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 Paul

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


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