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Pellish to seek re-election

By Staff | Dec 4, 2015

Jefferson County Commissioner Walt Pellish announced his intention to seek reelection as a commissioner for the Shepherdstown District.

Mr. Pellish stated, “In the past several years the County Commission, working together, has accomplished many things for the betterment of the County.” Specifically he noted that during his term of office the County is now viewed by the business community as a business friendly county. Streamlining the permitting process and reducing impact fees have enhanced this view. A number of new businesses have been added and existing businesses expanded resulting in hundreds of new jobs.

He also noted that a $2.7 million dollar budget deficit was eliminated through cost reductions, and the budget is now balanced. Zero based budgeting has been implemented. He also highlighted the adoption of a new Comprehensive Plan, strong support for tourism and heritage, education and emergency services.

Pellish said, “I will continue to demonstrate leadership, consensus building, business management experience, people skills, and common sense decision making to improve opportunities for all Jefferson County citizens.”

Mr. Pellish is a retired vice president of US Silica where he worked for over 30 years in Labor Relations and Human Resources. He has been very active in the community, serving on the boards of the United Way, the Gateway New Economy Council, and the WVU East City Hospital Foundation. He also served at the State level as a member of the West Virginia Industrial Council governing workers compensation administration.

Pellish and his wife Susan reside in Shepherdstown, where they have lived for over 15 years.

He can be contacted at walterpellish@me.com, or 304-261-2427.