Political parties plan conventions
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Mar 13, 2014 | 693 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Upshur County Libertarian Party will hold its county convention on Saturday, at which it is expected to nominate Peggy LaGrone for County Clerk.

The convention, which county Libertarian Chairman Vance Lowry said is expected to last no more than 10 minutes, is scheduled for noon at La Finca Mexican Restaurant on Warren Ave. in Gilmer.

Unlike Republicans and Democrats, who nominate their candidates in primary and runoff elections, Libertarians nominate theirs at conventions.

Ms. LaGrone, who served as County Clerk as a Republican from 2007-2010, is the only candidate seeking the Libertarian nomination for an Upshur County office in the November general election. She would face Terri Ross, who won the Republican nomination for the post without opposition in the March 4 GOP primary.

No Democrats are seeking the Clerk’s post. Incumbent Barbara Winchester, who was appointed to the office last year when Brandy Lee resigned it to become County Auditor, did not seek election to it in her own right.

The Upshur Libertarians were scheduled to hold their annual monthly meeting and combined precinct conventions Tuesday night (March 11) at La Finca after The Mirror’s deadline for this edition.

Republicans and Democrats are scheduled to hold their respective Upshur County conventions March 22. Both will meet at 2 p.m.—the Democrats at the Newsom Law Office on Hwy. 154 in downtown Gilmer, and the GOP at Wayne Arnold’s new Event Center on Lantana Road just north of the city.
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