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Democracy is Alive in Tyler County

By Staff | Jul 13, 2016

West Virginia values are a driving force for democracy.

A little bit of Paden City will be represented at the Democratic National Convention later this month.

Kimberly Frum, a longtime politico, will be attending her first convention as a delegate representing not only presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but West Virginia. Frum was elected as a delegate in the May primary – only of two women in the First Congressional District – as a Clinton delegate.

Frum is very excited about the prospect of meeting not only Clinton, but possibly headline musical acts like Lady Gaga and Snoop Dog. She’s counting the days until she boards that plane that will carry her to the hotel where she will be staying Philadelphia.

As president of the Wetzel County Democratic Women, Frum said she understands the historic importance of this convention that is poised to nominate the first female presidential candidate for a major political party.

“I’d like to make a difference and represent the state. I will take my responsibilities seriously, representing West Virginia with energy and integrity” said Frum of Paden City.

On that same note, Morgan Maston decided to push forward with her desire to serve in law enforcement. Maston, a rising senior at Tyler Consolidated High School, was elected as a county sheriff at Girls State, a workshop that teaches young ladies the democratic principles that are the lifeblood of the Republic. Maston said she was honored to serve as a sheriff and that she hopes to apply the lessons learned at Girls State to better serve Tyler County.

Frum and Maston represent the enduring spirit of democracy that continues to drive this nation to a better future for all.