ALMBS Party Conventions and Debate

The formal purpose of such a convention is to select the party’s nominees for office, as well as to adopt a statement of party principles and goals known as the platform and adopt the rules for the party’s activities, including the nominating process for the next election cycle.

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American Legion Flag Retirement Ceremony

How To Dispose of A Flag

  • The U.S. Flag Code suggests that when a flag has served its useful purpose, “it should be destroyed, preferably by burning.” For individual citizens, this should be done discreetly so the act of destruction is not perceived as a protest or desecration.
  • Many American Legion posts conduct disposal ceremonies of unserviceable flags, especially on Flag Day (June 14). Such ceremonies are particularly dignified and solemn occasions for the retirement of unserviceable flags.
  • Take your old flags to your local American Legion post.  They will be happy to retire your flags in their next disposal ceremony.

Tina Rush with MarkWest Energy Addresses ALMBS

Tina M. Rush is the Local Government Affairs Representative for West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, representing MarkWest Energy, a subsidiary of MPLX LP. She works with local government officials, non-profit organizations and community members in areas where MPLX operates.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Rush worked at the company’s Mobley Complex in Wetzel County, West Virginia. Ms. Rush has also owned her own business and worked in human resources for a Fortune 500 company.

In addition to serving on the board of directors of the newly formed Women’s Energy Network of West Virginia, she is also on the board of the Doddridge County Chamber of Commerce and the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce. She is active in her community and volunteers with several groups and committees.

Ms. Rush is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.

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Auditor John McCuskey Visits ALMBS

Auditor John McCuskey

John B. (J.B.) McCuskey, West Virginia’s 21st State Auditor, was a two-term member of the House of Delegates, District 35 in Charleston from 2012-2016. He is a graduate of The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., with a degree in Political Communication. He is also a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, and was previously an attorney for six years with Steptoe & Johnson in Charleston.

While serving in the West Virginia House of Delegates, Auditor McCuskey was a member of the Energy, Industry and Labor, Judiciary, Banking and Insurance (chair), and Enrolled Bills (chair) Committees. He also served on Interim Committees including Energy, Judiciary, Technology, and the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority (chair).

Born in Clarksburg, and a longtime resident of Charleston, Auditor McCuskey is a graduate of George Washington High School, Class of 2000. Before attending law school, he worked as a civilian

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College / Career Fair Takes Place at ALMBS

We would like to thank the following organizations for participating in our College/Career Fair.

Fairmont State University
Fairmont State University – School of Nursing
Fairmont State University – College of Science and Technology
Alderson Broaddus University
WVU Tech/Beckley
WVU Keyser – Potomac State
West Liberty State University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Bridgewater College
Concord University
Glenville State College
Ohio Valley University
West Virginia University
Wheeling Jesuit University
Berea College -KY
Bethany College
Davis & Elkins College
Marshall University
West Virginia State University
Hampden-Sydney College – VA
Waynesburg University – PA
US Naval Academy
West Point – USMA
WVU College of Business & Economics
WVU Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Science
WVU Reed College Of Media
WVU Honors College
WVU Teach Program
WVU Davis College of Agriculture & Design
WVU School of Pharmacy
WVU College Of Law
West Virginia National Guard
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Police
West Virginia Division of Corrections
US Marshal Service
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Secretary of State Mac Warner Addresses Citizens on Responsibility of Voting

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 U.S. 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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Kanawha Primary Election Result

County Results

Sheriff – Johnathon “Harp” Harper (F), Jaden Duffield (N)
County Clerk – Vacant
Prosecuting Attorney – Alexander Tucker (F) and Vacant (N)
Circuit Clerk – Vacant
Assessor – Vacant

County Commission (3) – Vacant
House of Delegates – Noah Sampson (F), Alexandyr Hummel (F) and George Makricostas (F), David Strange (N), Daniel Woods (N), Shane Martel (N), Alexander Pritt (N)
State Senate (2) -Lucas J McDonald (F), “The” Grayson Watson (F), Tommy G. Azinger (N), Alexander Tucker (N)

City Results

Mayor – Tyler “T-Stamp” Stamper (F) and Kareem Bacha (N)
City Council (3) – Lucas McDonald (F), George Makricostas (F) Shane Martel (N), and Jaden Duffield (N)

Non-Partisan Results

Board of Education (3) – Shane Martel, Robert Comsmith, and Brady Kuhn
Circuit Judge – Aaron “Doctor Strange” Page
Magistrate – Caleb “Price is right” Price

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Lewis Primary Election Result

County Results

Sheriff – Travis McCoy (F), Robert “Robbie” Jennings (N)
County Clerk – Nick Gorby (N)
Prosecuting Attorney – Samuel P Reeder (F) and Vacant (N)
Circuit Clerk – Vacant
Assessor – Deshon Simon (N)

County Commission (3) – Edward Brenya (F), Robert Charles Preston (N) and Magnificent Magnus (N)
House of Delegates -Dave Sahil (F), Phillip “Big Philly” Hinerman (F), Nick Kirchoff (F), Gage Nicholson (F), and Jacob McGuire (F)  Luke “The Duke” Sakole (N), Nick Gorby (N)  Ethan Evans (N), Tyler Lyons (N), Preston Howard (N)
State Senate (2) -Mitchell J. Miller (F), Alex “ajgoodz” Goodman (N)

City Results

Mayor – Dave Sahill (F) and Robert “Robbie” Jennings (N)
City Council (3) – Phillip “Big Philly” Hinerman (F), Mitchell J. Miller (F) and Jacob McGuire (F), Lucas “Luke” Sakole (N), Nick Gorby (N), and Preston Howard (N)

Non-Partisan Results

Board of Education (3) – Wade Underwood, Nick Kirchoff. David Agcaoili
Circuit Judge – Vincent Pinti
Magistrate – Ethan “The Meat Man” C.

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Upshur Primary Election Result

County Results

Sheriff – Evan Gilbert (F), Gage Yost (N)
County Clerk – Vacant (F&N)
Prosecuting Attorney – Vacant (F) and Vacant (N)
Circuit Clerk – Vacant (F) and Parker Matthey (N)
Assessor – Jesse Hawk (N)

County Commission (3) – Andrew Cummings (F), Kendall Ball (F) and William “Will” Kent (N)
House of Delegates – Dylan “Big Dyl” Phillips (F), KG Kaden Garland (F), Ducati Linn (F), Gunner Webb (F), Tyler “Ya Boi” Mason (N), Maxwell “The Speedster” Warnick (N)
State Senate (2) -Jack Barnett (F), William Poling (F) and William “Will” Kent (N)

City Results

Mayor – Kendall Ball (F) and Garrett Clayton (N)
City Council (3) – Andrew Cummings (F), Evan Gilbert (F) and (KG) Kaden Garland (F), Ryan Pack (N), and Gage Yost (N)

Non-Partisan Results

Board of Education (3) – Vacant
Circuit Judge – Hayden Johns
Magistrate – Connor Blake