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Roberts Announces Candidacy for BOE

By Staff | Mar 7, 2018


Dave Roberts is announcing his candidacy for the Tyler County Board of Education.

If elected, Roberts looks forward to working with our superintendent and board members.

“Tyler County has a good Board of Education and a wonderful school system,” said Roberts. If elected, Roberts promises to support and work with students, teachers and service personnel while focusing on the future of education. Realizing changes are inevitable,” said Roberts, “I support the teachers and service personnel in their battle for higher wages and affordable insurance. I will be open to the public for all concerns, and problems that may arise.

“I will also strive to make school safety a top priority,” Roberts continued. “We need to do as much as possible to keep our children safe from violence and bullying.”

Another issue important to Roberts is drug abuse.

“The school system should work closely with law enforcement officials, health care workers, and social agencies to help educate our students, parents and the community as a whole in the area of drug abuse and treatment,” Roberts said.

A lifelong resident of Tyler County, Roberts is a graduate of Tyler County High School. And a U.S. Air Force veteran. Upon discharge he attended WVNCC.

He has been married to Leona “Cookie” Roberts for 43 years. They live in Middlebourne and have two grown children, Nicholas and Sarah, both graduates of Tyler Consolidated High School. They have one granddaughter, Sadie.

Roberts retired from PPG/Axial with 37 years of service. He also served on the Natrium Federal Credit Union Board of Directors.

He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Council of Senior Tyler Countians, Inc. In 2016, Roberts was named Tyler County Senior Citizen of the Year.

He is a member of the Middlebourne United Methodist Church, where he has served as chairman of the Trustees.

Roberts is active with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) Volunteers for Life program. Roberts served as president of the Middlebourne Youth League, where he also volunteered as a coach. He served as treasurer of the Tyler Consolidated Athletic Boosters and was a member of the Middlebourne Lions Club. He currently belongs to American Legion Post 48 and Moose Lodge 971.

“It would be an honor to serve on the Tyler County Board of Education as we prepare our children for the future,” Roberts said. “If elected, I’ll do my best to treat all situations that arise fairly and equally.