Electricians vying for Clear Spring posts

October 02, 2007|By HEATHER KEELS

CLEAR SPRING - Two electricians from the northeast end of town will challenge incumbents for two seats on the Clear Spring Town Council next month, town clerk Juanita K. Grimm said.

W. David Irving Jr., 42, of North Hawbaker Circle, and Daniel M. Tedrick, 34, of Brennan Drive, submitted their candidacy applications Monday, Grimm said. Council members Carol and Theodore Hovermale, whose seats are up for re-election, also submitted applications.

To Grimm's relief, Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. signed up at the last minute for another term as mayor. No one else applied to run for mayor before Monday's 9 p.m. deadline, Grimm said.

"To tell you the truth, I tried to talk myself out of it," said Hose, who is in his 22nd year as mayor. "I just figured after 20-something years ... but I guess I'll give it another two."


Tedrick, who ran for the council unsuccessfully in 2005, said one of his biggest concerns is replacing water lines in the northeast end of town. He also wants to address problems with snow removal and young people harassing the elderly.

"The section of town I live in, I feel we don't have any representation in the town council, and I think we need some younger people in our town government," Tedrick said. "With my construction background, I feel that in certain things I can possibly lend a hand."

Tedrick and Irving both work for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and fill in as needed at the Morgan County, W.Va., 911 center. Both are lifelong residents of the town.

Irving said he would help keep the council moving forward when it comes to updating the town's utilities.

"It's easy to fall behind, especially in a small town like this," he said.

The town's election is Nov. 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. at town hall, Grimm said.

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