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WVARNG BG Holt speaks to ALMBS citizens

WVARNG BG Holt – Brig. Gen. Murray E. “Gene” Holt is the Assistant Adjutant General – Army and commander of the West Virginia Army National Guard.  As the Assistant Adjutant General, he provides command and control over all Army National Guard forces assigned to the state and is the principal advisor to the Adjutant General on all matters related to the Army National Guard.

Brig. Gen. Holt enlisted in the West Virginia Army National Guard in 1985 and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at West Virginia State University in May of 1990 after completing his undergraduate education in accounting. Brig. Gen. Holt began his military career as a platoon leader in the 3664th Maintenance Company and later as a press officer and commander of the 153rd Public Affairs Detachment. Since that time, he has served in the engineer branch in a myriad of positions including construction management officer, engineer

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WVU President E. Gordon Gee speaks to ALMBS citizens

Currently serving for a second time as president of West Virginia University, Dr. E. Gordon Gee has been a leader in higher education for more than three decades. In 2009 Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. Recently, the website Great Value Colleges named him the nation’s top university president. In addition to his service at West Virginia University, Gee served as president of The Ohio State University (twice), Vanderbilt University, Brown University, and the University of Colorado.

Born in Vernal, Utah, Gee graduated from the University of Utah with an honors degree in history and earned his J.D. and Ed.D. degrees from Columbia University. Before starting his career in higher education, he clerked under Chief Justice David T. Lewis of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and was a judicial fellow and staff assistant to

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2022 ALMBS Statewide General Election Results

Executive Offices

Governor – (Willy B) Will Behrens (N)
Secretary of State – (Sam) Samuel Stotler (N)
Auditor – (Tommy) Thomas Nixon (F)
Treasurer – Atticus Reese (F)
Commissioner of Agriculture – (Grow your Future) Colin Street (F)
Attorney General – Zander (Da) Lamp (F)

Justice of the Supreme Court

Caden Youngblood
John (Jay) Huff
(The One & Only) Declan Hall
Thomas (Big Ol’ Rock) Giggenbach
Chase (Your Dreams) Steorts

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2022 Lewis/Upshur General Election Results

County Results

Sheriff –  Riley Blair (N)
County Clerk – Sam Chambers (N)
Circuit Clerk – Cameron Kearns (N)
Assessor – Seth Pagano (F)
Prosecuting Attorney – Cameron Kearns (N)
County Commission (3) – Patrick Childers (F), Matthew McAra (F)
House of Delegates – Caleb Hill (N), Seth Sions (N)
State Senate (2) – Andrew Davis (F)

City Results

Mayor – Vacant
City Council (3) – Payton Martin (F), Patrick Childers (F), Curry Taylor (F)

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2022 Kanawha General Election Results

County Results

Sheriff – Wyatt Burkholder (N)
County Clerk – Jordan Phillips (N)
Circuit Clerk – Shelby Marsh (N)
Assessor – Zach Barker (N)
Prosecuting Attorney – Ryan Ramey (N)
County Commission (3) – Jackson Simpkins (F), Shawn Hall (N)
House of Delegates – Trenton Denne (F), Nathaniel Cook (N), Caleb Bryoles (N)
State Senate (2) – Alexander Alvarez (F), Jarrett Newlan (N)

City Results

Mayor – Nicholas Myers (F)
City Council (3) – David Kapp (F), Carter Gaughan (F)

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2022 Panhandle General Election Results

County Results

Sheriff – Zachary Bole (F)
County Clerk – Kevin Moloney (N)
Circuit Clerk – Angelo Mitchell (N)
Assessor – Zachary Tackett (F)
Prosecuting Attorney – Bradey McMullen (N)
County Commission (3) – Nicholas Fantasisa (N), Lucas Marsh (N)
House of Delegates – Christopher May (N), Hunter Gracey (N), Koty Trenum (N)
State Senate (2) – Ayden Ward (F), Ayden Hohn (N)

City Results

Mayor – Alexander Azrt (N)
City Council (3) – Seth Harris (N), Zane Yeater (N)

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2022 Marion General Election Results

County Results

Sheriff – Anthony Adkins (N)
County Clerk – Isaiah Redman (N)
Circuit Clerk – Vacant
Assessor – Trey Pritt (F)
Prosecuting Attorney – James Armstrong (N)
County Commission (3) – Marshall Reynolds (N), Vacant, Vacant.
House of Delegates – William McGinnis (F), Austin Silva (F), Ryan Hefner (N)
State Senate (2) – Pierse Happel (F), Sam Stotler (N)

City Results

Mayor – Trey Pritt (F)
City Council (3) – Pierse Happel (F), River Knotts (F), Austin Adams (F)

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2022 Monroe/Webster General Election Results

County Results

Sheriff – Kohlton St.Clair (N)
County Clerk – Ethan Clark (N)
Circuit Clerk – Hunter Bryant (N)
Assessor – Matthew Keatley (N)
Prosecuting Attorney – Charles Frizzell (N)
County Commission (3) – Hunter Trippett (F), Aiden Smith (F), Robert Tinnel (F)
House of Delegates – Jacob Maue (F), Avery McDonald (N), Colin Walker (N)
State Senate (2) – Will Thompson (N), Matthew Junkins (N)

City Results

Mayor – Pacey Frum (N)
City Council (3) – Chase Henderson (F), Benjamin Peters (F)

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2022 Randolph County General Election Results

County Results

Sheriff – Remington Mowery (F)
County Clerk – Christian Wine (F)
Circuit Clerk – Tyler Bolyard (F)
Assessor – Jeremiah Clum (N)
Prosecuting Attorney – Rowen Mills (F)
County Commission (3) – Dillon Miller (F), Evan Dipasquale (N)
House of Delegates – Wyatt Debord (F), Christian Gottlieb (N), Antonio Hidalgo (N)
State Senate (2) – Tyler Mooris (F), William Poole (N)

City Results

Mayor – Logan McCartney (N)
City Council (3) – Garrett Pritt (F), Dalton Cook (F), Anthony Mele (N)

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Commissioner of Agriculture, Kent Leonhardt Speaks to ALMBS Citizens

For Kent, farming and agriculture aren’t just hobbies, they’re at the core of who he is. Kent is a long-time farmer – even taking a once-abandoned farm back into production with his wife Shirley. Prior to taking office, he raised cattle, goats, and sheep on their 380-acre farm near Fairview in Monongalia County, West Virginia.

Kent’s life has always been about service above self. Kent served as a United States Marine for over 20 years, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1996. As a Marine, Kent received numerous decorations including the Legion of Merit, Combat Action Ribbon, and eight other personal decorations.

After retiring from service and bringing his farm into full production, Kent sought other ways to serve and was elected a West Virginia State Senator from the secondSenate district. As senator, Kent quickly gained a reputation as a strong advocate for a business-friendly environment to foster

ATTENTION WV High School and American Legion Post Representatives: There was a delay in processing and mailing of the WV High School and American Legion Post packets and we have extended the initial preferred deadlines for response from 11/4/2022 to 11/18/2022. Please accept our apologies for the delay.