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Galluzzo Seeks Bid For Assessor’s Post

By Staff | Apr 20, 2016

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MIDDLEBOURNE – Michael Galluzzo is a candidate Tyler County Assessor in the Republican primary election.

The political primary election will be May 10.

Galluzzo of Middlebourne is a 36-year employee of Ogden Newspapers, Inc., where he started his career as an advertising salesman for the Tyler Star News in the Tyler County area. In 1984, he was named advertising manager of the weekly newspaper and its sister publication the Wetzel Chronicle.

In 1992, he was named general manager of both weekly publications overseeing the management of 12 employees responsible for news coverage, circulation and advertising sales in the Tyler-Wetzel county areas.

He currently works for the company as an advertising salesman for the yellow pages division with the EZTOUSE.COM telephone directory.

“I have always had a desire to seek public office,” Galluzzo said. “My experience as manager of the local newspapers gives me a unique insight into the needs of Tyler County and its citizens. I enjoy working with the public and believe I can use my management skills and knowledge to help represent the citizens of the area.”

Being voted into office in the 2015 Middlebourne municipal election, Galluzzo is serving as a member of the Middlebourne town council.

In addition to working for the local weekly newspapers, he operated his own printing business in New Martinsville. He also worked for 5 years as a part-time, seasonal tax preparer for H & R Block in New Martinsville.

Galluzzo has been involved in a variety of community activities. He was one of the founding members of the Sistersville Merchants Association, serving as its president for 5 years. Later, when it became the Sistersville Community Service Organization he served for a number of years as the fireworks chairman for the annual July 4th celebration. Galluzzo was involved with the June festivals in the Middlebourne area, volunteering as parade chairman and general chairman.

As part of the Middlebourne Area Lions Club, he helped work on the annual food drive and sight conservation projects, which the club used to provide eyeglasses and eye screenings to Tyler County residents.

Galluzzo and his wife Charlene, a physical education teacher at Sistersville Elementary School, live in Middlebourne and are parents of two children and one granddaughter. The Galluzzos are members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Sistersville.

“I would consider it a great honor to serve the citizens of Tyler County as the assessor and I will strive to work with any organizations to bring new tax revenue investment to our area,” he said.