Democratic Executive Committee elects officers

PARKERSBURG – Members of the Wood County Democratic Executive Committee have reelected Jane Burdette as chairman for the upcoming year. She has been active for many years in political activities and is on the ballot for the Senatorial District Committee.

Burdette is a member of the Democratic Women’s Club, League of Women Voters and served on Governor-elect Joe Manchin’s Transition Team, Parkersburg Municipal Democrat Committee, as a candidate for the City of Parkersburg mayor and City Council and on West Virginia’s 150th Birthday Celebration County Committee.

Governors, mayors and county commissioners have appointed her as their representative to conferences, committees and councils in West Virginia, nationally and at international meetings.

Her other current activities include board and committee involvement of Westland Adams, Horizons Center, Junior League, Mint Juleps Book Club, St. Margaret Mary Church, Wood County Crime Commission, Prime Time Players, Sanctuary Society, West Virginia University Alumni Association, Glenville State College Alumni Association, Parkersburg Community College Alumni Association, West Virginia University at Parkersburg Alumni Association, and Parkersburg High School Class of 1973’s Reunion Committee.

She earned college degrees from Parkersburg Community College, Glenville State College and her master’s degree from West Virginia University. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity.

Joining her will be Karen Campbell, of Vienna, as vice chairman. She is a member of the Democratic Women’s Club, League of Women Voters and has worked actively on local to national campaigns.

Charles Meyers, of Williamstown, is treasurer. He is well known throughout his community for his work and served a number of terms on the Democrat Executive Committee, the executive committee said.

Kay Dunn, of Mineral Wells, will serve as secretary. She is a member of the Democratic Women’s Club, League of Women Voters, House to Home and worked on campaigns including her husband’s, Dr. Wayne Dunn’s County Commission campaign.

Jean Grapes will continue serving as executive director. The former county commissoner holds strong Democrat beliefs as evidenced by her political and community activities, the executive committee said. In addition to serving locally, she also serves on the W.Va. Democrat Committee, House to Home, League of Women Voters, and realtor committees.