Wood County Democratic Executive Committee member AND Parkersburg city resident
That is the approach the Wood County Republican Executive Committee took last year when then-Councilman John Kelly resigned his seat after being elected to the House. County GOP Chairman Rob Cornelius and Sharon Smith, the only committee members who lived in the city, submitted the list to Newell, who appointed Councilman Aaron Read.
“The attorneys with the state party advised us to do it that way,” Cornelius said Wednesday. “There is no way the intent of the law is for somebody in Boaz to” choose the nominees for mayor.
“The Dems are doing it wrong,” he said.
I seriously considered quoting Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Terminator.”