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Fitzwater Files For Commission Post

By Staff | Apr 18, 2018


Rod Fitzwater has filed to run as a Republican candidate for the Tyler County Commission and vows honesty, integrity, commitment and dedication to the residents of Tyler County. Fitzwater has been married to Regina Sue Feathers Fitzwater for 34 years, and they have raised three children, all of whom have attended schools in Tyler County.

Fitzwater’s parents lived in West Virginia all of their lives. His father was a coal miner for nearly 40 years and was a member of the United Mine Workers Union. Fitzwater’s mother was a stay-at-home mom. Fitzwater is the youngest of 10 children, seven boys and three girls, and he has also lived in West Virginia all of his life.

Fitzwater has been a resident of Tyler County for nearly 32 years. He explained, “We moved here because of the school system and intended to leave after the children were educated, but we liked the residents so well that we have retired here.” Fitzwater is an active member of the Buck Run Church of Christ, a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association), served on the board of directors with OMEGA (Oil Marketers and Grocers Association), and served as Treasurer of the WV Retail Grocers Association.

Fitzwater has more than 40 years Business Management experience. He was part of the management team for Witschey’s Market, Inc., for more than 12 years, and was very instrumental in getting the Witschey family to bring the supermarket to Middlebourne. He recently retired from Save-A-Lot Ltd., a multi-billion dollar company, where he served the last 16 years as a District Manager, most recently overseeing 21 Save-A-Lot Food Stores. He holds a certificate for successfully completing a course on Leadership Training through SuperValu University. Fitzwater feels that he is a proven leader and holds a positive track record in management.

Fitzwater has an excellent work ethic and looks forward to working with the current county commissioners and the professional county staff already in place, to ensure true fiscal responsibility.

Fitzwater will be diligent in pursuing the public’s opinions to properly represent the people who have elected him. It is Fitzwater’s intentions to be available Monday through Friday to receive and respond to email communications and phone calls responsibly. He takes a firm stance on his motto of, “Elected by the People, For the People” and he will be a voice for the people. He is a firm believer that his Christian values, along with honesty, integrity, commitment, dedication and business experience will serve the citizens of Tyler County well.