LWVJC Forums & Reports

LWV Board of Education Candidates Forum

On May 12, the LWV sponsored and recorded a candidates forum featuring the Board of Education.

League of Women Voters of Jefferson County WV
Candidate Forum - May 12, 2020
Board of Education Candidates
Harpers Ferry: Amanda Godlove
Kabletown: Regina Kerrigan
Middleway: Barbara Fuller
Shepherdstown: Erin Bajada, Donna Joy, David Morreale, Mark Osbourn (Incumbent), Wendy Whitehair-Lochner (Incumbent)

Declined to participate: Dan Hournbuckle (Harpers Ferry), Gary Kable (Kabletown-Incumbent), Daniel Swisher (Charles Town)

Moderator: Lyn Widmyer, LWVJC — Online "Zoom" Meeting

LWV Magistrate Candidates Forum

On April 16, the LWV sponsored and recorded a candidates forum featuring the office of Magistrate. The video also features short introductions by unopposed candidates for the offices of Circuit Court Judge and Conservation District Supervisor.

League of Women Voters of Jefferson County WV
Candidate Forum - April 16, 2020
• Magistrate Candidates, Divisions 1 & 3
Division 1: Carmela Cesare, Danesia Chicchirichi, Kristin Vogel
Division 3: Osmund Anderson, Arthena Roper, Holly Silveous
• Circuit Court Judge, 23rd Judicial Circuit Candidate
Debra McLaughlin
• Conservation District Supervisor Daniel P. "Danny" Lutz
Moderator: Lyn Widmyer, LWVJC — Online "Zoom" Meeting

  • Summary of Findings: Open Meetings Study
    Members of the LWV of Jefferson County surveyed how 12 local governmental boards and commissions are implementing the West Virginia Open Governmental Meetings Act.
    Read the results and recommendations here.

  • West Virginia: How bright is our economic future?
    Ted Boettner
    Executive Director of the WV Center on Budget and Policy
    September 10, 2019
  • Immigration 101
    Jane Wagner, Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle
    February 11, 2020

Jane Wagner defines a general “who’s who” of immigrants: visa holders, refugees, asylum seekers, legal permanent residents, the undocumented/unlawfully present, DACA/dreamers; describes the legal immigration process and the current path to citizenship; and looks at some of the recent changes in law/rule interpretation which are affecting immigrants and those seeking citizenship in our community.