Delegate to hold first of ‘town hall’ meetings

Rachel Baldwin rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com

January 9, 2014

Rachel Baldwin


LENORE - Wednesday was the first day of the 2014 West Virginia Legislative Session, and Mingo County Delegate Justin Marcum has hit the ground running.

With his top priorities being the needs of the public, the delegate has scheduled the first of many “town hall-type” meetings for this weekend.

At 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lenore Volunteer Fire Department, Marcum plans to meet with local residents to address their concerns and needs. Having face-to-face meetings will allow Marcum to receive this important information firsthand, which he will take back to the House floor, where he plans to fight for Mingo County.

“I love town hall meetings,” Marcum said. “It’s the best thing about my job. I get to sit down with the public and hear their words, have them tell me directly what they would like to see changed in our county, as well as in our state.

“When you’re an elected official,” he added, “your job is to be a voice for the people, a person that will stand up and fight for their needs. This is their home, it’s their county and it’s their state.”

Marcum plans to release a schedule in the near future that will contain dates, times, and locations for future meetings.