DEMOCRATS GEAR UP FOR PRIMARY - Candidates Attend Weekend Dinner


Democrats came out in full force Saturday

Secretary of State candidate Ken Heckler (left)
and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bailey (right) attend event

Besides campaign talks there was dinner

Calhoun Democrats came out in full force yesterday to a Meet the Candidate Dinner at the Arnoldsburg community building. Most Democratic candidates for county offices attended the event, in addition to candidates for the Board of Education.

Besides campaigning, the group enjoyed a covered dish dinner.

Ken Heckler, candidate for Secretary of State, was in attendance, He said "I want you to remember when you go to the polls, I've been the only candidate who came to this county (more than once) seeking your support." The 89-year-old politician and author has previously served as Secretary of State.

A representatives of Joe Manchin's candidacy for governor spoke to the group saying "Joe is a people's candidate, and is being supported by the working people of West Virginia."

Delegate Bill Stemple ask the group for their support in his re-election bid, speaking about numerous projects with which he has assisted over the years.

County Democrat chairperson Margie Evans introduced the candidates, who gave brief talks about their candidacy.

Candidates attending were, Larry Robinson, Circuit Clerk; Shelia Garretson, Circuit Clerk; Jason Nettles, Assessor; Matt Minney, Prosecuting Attorney; Ivan Holbert, Sheriff; Carl Ballengee Sheriff; Charles McCroskey, Sheriff; Billy Mullins, Magistrate; Rick Postalwait, Magistrate; Teresa Robinson, Magistrate; Perry Jenkins, Magistrate; Joy Starcher, Board of Education; Sandra McCumbers, Board of Education Ralph Cunningham, Board of Education; Larry Baker, Board of Education; Bob Weaver, County Commission; Bill Jarvis, County Commission