LWVJC Videos & Reports

General Election Candidate Forums

Each election year, the LWVJC holds Candidate Forums for the public. This year the LWVJC teamed with the Delta Sigma Theta Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter for the General Election Candidate Forums.

Candidate Forum — Jefferson County Sheriff

• Mike Chapman (D)
• Steve Cox (I)
• Tom Hansen (R)
• John King (I)
• Gregory Lance (M)
Moderator: Kimberley Crockett, EPAC, DST

Candidate Forum — WV House of Delegates District 66

• Paul Espinosa (R), Incumbent
• Storme Shiley Frame (D)
Moderator: Kimberley Crockett, EPAC, DST

Candidate Forum — WV State Senate District 16

• Pete Dougherty (D)
• Patricia Rucker (R), Incumbent
Moderator: Kimberley Crockett, EPAC, DST

19th Amendment

100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage — Jefferson County Museum Exhibit

West Virginia and the 19th Amendment
August 31
, 2020

Presented by Sarah Huston, Curator, Jefferson County Museum

Introduction by Mary Sell, LWVJC

To commemorate the centennial passage of the 19th Amendment, this exhibit gives a brief look into the local and national women’s suffrage movement through propaganda, photographs, newspaper articles, and telegrams from the museum’s collection concerning passage of the Amendment in the West Virginia legislature.

Vote! Election Voting FAQs

Vote! Chief Deputy Clerk Nikki Painter explains all the ways you can cast your vote in the upcoming election. Watch our interview with Nikki.

WV General Election Voting FAQs - August 13, 2020

• Nikki Painter, Chief Deputy Clerk, Office of Jefferson County Clerk

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

Send in your questions to FAQ2020@lwv-jcwv.org!
We will share your questions with Nikki when we interview her next month in General Election Voting FAQs #2.

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.