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Galluzzo Announces Bid For Tyler County Commission

By Staff | Jan 31, 2018


Middlebourne resident Michael Galluzzo has announced his Republican bid for the position of Tyler County Commissioner in the 2018 election.

Galluzzo is a 38-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 and Internet division with the EZTOUSE.COM telephone directory.

In addition to working for the local weekly newspapers, Galluzzo 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.

“I have always had a desire to seek public office,” said Galluzzo. “The managerial experience I obtained while at the local newspapers and the financial training I received while a tax preparer will be a great benefit toward serving the needs of the people of Tyler County. “

Galluzzo was elected to and served the public as a member of the Middlebourne Town Council.

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. Mike is also a member of the Sistersville Elks organization.

Galluzzo and his wife Charlene, a retired Tyler County physical education teacher, live in Middlebourne and are parents of two children and one granddaughter. The Galluzzos are members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Sistersville, where they serve as volunteers on the finance committee.

“I would consider it a great honor to serve the citizens of Tyler County as commissioner and I will strive to work toward bringing new tax revenue investment to our area and improving the quality of life for our citizens,” said Galluzzo.

Galluzzo invites voters to visit his Facebook page, Mike4commission, for more information on his candidacy.