Election Preview: Ohio County School Board Candidates


 This week 7News and YourOhioValley.com are helping you make informed decisions when you head to the polls on West Virginia’s Primary day.

Two candidates competing for a spot in the Ohio County Board of Education wanted to have their voices heard on several issued.

Zach Abraham and Marline Midget tell us what they would bring to the job and why they feel they should have your vote.

“I think that I bring an little different side to how someone might approach it. I’m not an educator, although I do train and teach a variation of that, at the adult level and businesses. I also have the business acumen. This organization has a $70 million dollar budget, which they are dealing with. So I think that I am probably one of the only ones, other than the incumbents that have ever dealt with anything that large,” added candidate Zach Abraham.  

“I wanted to at this time, after I had retired from the Northern Panhandle Head Start to give back to the community. I believe I can share some of my skills with the community to help Ohio County Schools be as successful as they are. I wanted to help bring forth more parent engagement in the schools,” said candidate Marlene Midget.

Stay tuned to 7News and YourOhioValley.com for more updates from the campaign trail leading up to West Virginia’s Primary on May 10th.

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