I was graduated from West Virginia University of Law in 1958 and have enjoyed the many years since then practicing law in Wood County. As a life-long moderate Democrat, I have, from time to time, been involved in politics and election campaigns, including six years as an administrative aide to a United States congressman, four years as a West Virginia deputy general and four years as a member of the Wood County Board of Education.
I have never been a straight-ticket voter, and I have frequently cast my ballot for Republican candidates, particularly at the local and county levels, and have always been far more interested in their ability to perform the duties of the office they were seeking than their national political viewpoints.
At this time, I have an even greater interest in a Republican candidate for re-election as a Wood County commissioner. David Blair Couch is married to my daughter Kimberley, who is executive director of the Camden Clark Medical Center Foundation. Blair was born and raised in Wood County and remains a full-time resident. More importantly, he is an outstanding and totally honest young man who, like his father before him, has done an excellent job on behalf of all the citizens of Wood County during his present term as commissioner. Blair has always kept in his mind, heart and actions as commissioner, the best interests of this community and its people. I have absolutely no doubt that if re-elected he would continue to do so.
I respectfully encourage you to vote on Nov. 6, and hopefully to favorably consider David Blair Couch for re-election to the Wood County Commission.
George E. Lantz