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Tabb to run in upcoming GOP primary

By Staff | Jan 20, 2012

CHARLES TOWN – The only Jefferson County Commission seat up for election in 2012 is in the Middleway District, and Jane Tabb recently announced she will seek the Republican nomination for the seat.

Tabb, a longtime Jefferson County resident, works on her family’s farm, is a program assistant for the West Virginia University Extension Service and runs a small catering service. She also served on the County Commission from 2001 through 2006 before losing a re-election campaign to current Commissioner Frances Morgan.

In a phone interview recently, Tabb said she wants to make sure taxpayers’ money is spent in an appropriate manner and that the commission’s budget is carefully controlled.

“I’m very committed to our county and its citizens, and I have seen some things happen in the last six years that I wasn’t happy with, and I think I can make a positive difference and that’s why I’m running again,” she said.

“I will make every effort to listen to all sides of an issue or debate and listen to our citizens and try to make wise decisions. I absolutely don’t want to do any tax increases. You can’t say, ‘I’ll never do it.’ You don’t know what’s coming down the pike. Sometimes we are really surprised. Everybody’s hurting, I just want to spend our tax dollars wisely,” she added.

Tabb stressed the fact that she is running as a Republican candidate in the primary since her brother-in-law, Bob Tabb, is running as a Democratic candidate for commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

“I was told when I ran last time that people actually thought I was a Democrat and voted straight Democrat, and that was not helpful for me because I lost a very close election,” she said.

The primary election is scheduled for May 8, and the general election is set for Nov. 6. Additional election information is available online at either www.sos.wv.gov or www.jeffersoncountyclerkwv.com.