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Hoover Makes Re-Election Bid For Tyler BOE

By Staff | Apr 13, 2016


SISTERSVILLE – Linda Hoover has announced her bid for re-election to a seat on the Tyler County Board of Education.

Hoover is one of two candidates running for two open seats in the non-partisan election for BOE that will be held May 10

Hoover is a lifelong Tyler County resident and was educated in the county school system. Her grandfather, Collie Woodburn, also served as member of the BOE near the turn of the 20th century. She is currently serving her 24th year with the BOE.

“I feel that the knowledge and experiences I have gained as a board member, teacher and active church and community member gives me good insight into the inner workings of the school system as well as to the needs of the students and parents of Tyler County,” she said.

Hoover said people should consider voting for her because of a lifetime spent in Tyler County and working for the county schools and BOE.

I’m well qualified” she said. “I’ve lived in the county all my life and I have worked for the school system and served on the board.”

Hoover said if re-elected, she will continue to pursue policies and programs that have made the school system among the best in the state.

“We will continue the high standards that this county has always shown in its school system,” she said.

Hoover and her husband, Ron, have raised three daughters: Dee Lowen and Robin Smith of Charleston, and Jenny of Wheeling. All three women graduated from Tyler County schools. The Hoovers have four grandchildren.

Hoover obtained her undergraduate degree from West Liberty State College and then continued onto West Virginia University, where she earned a master’s degree in special education. Hoover is a retired member of the Eastern Star, Valley Grange 519, Alma Senior Citizens, Tyler County Retired School Employees and she attends Alma-Ripley Chapel of the United Methodist Church, where she serves as treasurer. She is president of the Tyler County Solid Waste Authority, Middle Island Health Clinic, Victory Cemetery Association.