Barbour/Webster – Chris Albert, Braxton – Wildfire Hardman, Calhoun/Gilmer – Gavin Moreno, Harrison/Upshur – , Kanawha – Timothy Griffith, Lewis – Spencer Sabak, Marion – Hunter Self, Monroe – Jacob Martin, Panhandle – Jacob Filozof, Randolph – Addison DeViese.
Michael Malfregeot joined Premier as Vice President/Branch Manager and Small Business and Retail Development Manager. He manages the Bridgeport branch office. Previously, Michael was a VP – Retail/Small Business Development Officer and Manager with MVB Bank, where he managed the Bridgeport and Clarksburg branch offices. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Management from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Shepherd University. Michael plays an active role in many community organizations in Harrison County.
Hershel “Woody” Williams – Medal of Honor
CORPORAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, 21ST MARINES, 3RD MARINE DIVISION
The first time the five foot six, nineteen-year-old Hershel “Woody” Williams tried to join the Marines, in the fall of 1942, he was too short. The second time he tried, a few months later, he wasn’t: The Corps relaxed its height requirements. He immediately enlisted. He was sent to the Pacific with the 3rd Marine Division and placed in a flamethrower/demolition unit.
Williams took part in the invasion of Guam, which seemed horrific—until he was sent to Iwo Jima the following year. The beach area in Guam was clear and relatively undefended, and the Marines could advance into the jungle. At Iwo, all the jungle cover had been blown away, and the beach became a slaughterhouse.
His company was supposed to hit the beach on February 20, 1945, but there were so many Marines stuck on the beachhead
Judge Hall is a native of Brunswick, Ohio. He has a bachelor’s degree (1990) in Mining Engineering Technology from Fairmont State University and worked as a project engineer/Certified Mine Foreman’s Assistant before earning a law degree from West Virginia University College of Law in 1995.
Judge Hall was elected to a new seat in the Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit (Lewis and Upshur Counties) in May 2016. He took office on January 1, 2017.
He was a law clerk in an Elkins law firm, a public defender in the Second Judicial Circuit (Marshall, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties) and then a Randolph County assistant prosecuting attorney. He was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Harrison County for eleven years before then-Governor Earl Ray Tomblin appointed him to the circuit bench in the Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit (Lewis and Upshur Counties) in 2013. He served sixteen months but was unsuccessful in retaining the seat in the 2014 election.
On November 8, 2016, Andrew McCoy “Mac” Warner was elected to become West Virginia’s 30th Secretary of State.
Secretary Warner graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and West Virginia University’s College of Law; he has two Master of Law Degrees, one in Military Law from The Army Judge Advocate General’s School and one in International Law from the University of Virginia Law School.
A decorated soldier, Secretary Warner served as the Chief of International Law for the United States Army Europe, was an instructor at The Army Judge Advocate General’s School, and served on the Staff at the US Army War College. He has been both a Defense Attorney and a Chief Prosecutor. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before his retirement after 23 years in the United States Army.
After retirement, Secretary Warner was called upon to use his professional, legal and military expertise to run
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ANGELO J. COCCHIARO
SECRETARY OF STATE
JACK “STRYKE” STRYKER
COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
Sheriff – Bailey Degarmo (F)
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County Commission (3) – Caleb Haney (N), Matt Hausafus (N), Owen Devine (N)
House of Delegates – Evan Cuomo (F), Austin Marcum (F), and Hayden Moran (F)
State Senate (2) – Ethan Gottlieb (F) and Justin Bibey (N)
City Council (3) – Adam Bentz (F) and Owen Divine (N)
Board of Education (3) – Stan Mattam
Circuit Judge – Andrew Cook
Magistrate – Dallas King
Sheriff – Hunter Bouldin (F)
County Clerk – Shawn Ball (N)
Prosecuting Attorney – Justin Staats (F)
Circuit Clerk – Daniel Bolten (N)
Assessor – Jordan Potter (F)
County Commission (3) – Jesse Doak (F) and Mason Anderson (N)
House of Delegates – Matthew Turziano (F), Gabriel Mccarelle (F), Jaden McCord (F), Dalton McCort (F), and Jacob Rumor (N)
State Senate (2) – Bennett Phillips (F) and Darl Zollinger (N),
Mayor – Brandon Kerekes (N)
City Council (3) – Colin Keamor (N), Seth Lucas (N)
Board of Education (3) – William Payne, Issac Swiger, Tyler Brooks
Circuit Judge – Patrick Brown
Magistrate – Jarrod Heaberlin
Sheriff – Jaden Glenn (N)
County Clerk – Brice Shumate (F)
Prosecuting Attorney – Garrett Witt (N)
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County Commission (3) – Kason Currence (F)
House of Delegates – John Napalillo (F), Logan Ritchea (F), John Keener (N), and Hunter Sears (N)
State Senate (2) – Alexander McMillion (F) and Grant Duvall (N)
Mayor – Ryan Ekey (N)
City Council (3) – Cade Jarrell (F), Timothy Lavender (N), and Jerome Ori (F)
Board of Education (3) –
Circuit Judge – Sam Smith