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Nalley Seeking To Change Charleston If Elected to Senate

By Staff | Apr 6, 2016


SISTERSVILLE Virginia “Ginger” Nalley is running as a Republican candidate for the 2nd District State Senate in the May 10 primary election.

“My goals when elected are – one – restructure the West Virginia State Board of Education. Second, work to help our veterans get what they need when they need it; not be left to die waiting for help. Those are my two main issues. We also need to work for jobs for the citizens of West Virginia, to defend the 2nd Amendment, and do everything we can to back the EPA down,” she said. “There are so many things which come up for the state Legislature to deal with, but if we work together and do it honorably, we can succeed.”

Nalley’s opponent in the Republican Primary is Mike Maroney of Glen Dale.

Nalley said she is running for office to improve the quality of education and veteran affairs.

“Our state ranks 49th or 50th nationally each year in education. I want to work to address this issue,” she said. “We need to make things better and easier for those who have given so much to protect this country, our veterans.”

If elected, Nalley said she’ll make changes to the state Board of Education.

“I want to restructure the West Virginia State Board of Education, encourage counties to make sure their county school board members have the children’s best interest in every decision they make,” she said. “Our children are the future of this country.”

Nalley said she was fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom for many years which allowed her to serve as a PTA President, 4-H helper and later as a 4-H Leader, Tyler Co. Fairbook editor, a member of the Tyler County Extension Service Committee and with Sistersville FFA. The Nalleys have owned and operated a number of businesses ranging from farming to furniture to timber.

Nalley a 20 plus-year member of Daughters of the American Revolution, has served as treasurer, vice regent and regent of the area’s local chapter, plus many chairmanships. On a state level, Nalley has served as State Registrar, State Vice Regent and State Regent and currently as an Honorary State Regent. She has also served as State Chairman of many committees. On the national level, Nalley has served as East Central Division Vice Chairman of several committees and with the National Board of Management during the time that she served as State Regent. She is currently serving again as chapter treasurer.

Nalley and her husband Bob live on his family farm outside Sistersville and they have two children and five grandchildren.

“I love my God, my family, my home and my country,” she said. “We attend the same church where we were married 51 plus years ago. It’s a small country church just 5 minutes from our home.”