Local Man Challenges Obama in Race for County Commissioner
Keyser, W.VA.—With little more than a month left until Election Day, the Republican candidate for Mineral County's vacant county commission seat, Dale Mack, is setting his sights on the President of the United States.
“I am a pro-life, pro-gun candidate for County Commission, and when I am elected, I'll work to repeal Obamacare.”
When asked what he would do to fund the county's emergency response units, shore-up sewer and water infrastructure, or oversee bridge repairs, the candidate was quick to go on the attack.
“A lot of people think that County Commissioners just sit around in meetings deciding what to do with the small budget allotted by the county's taxpayers, but I plan to take my fight all the way to Washington. Obama must be stopped!”
More than a Job
In the past two years, the Mineral County Commission successfully upgraded the local recreational park system, while also passing an ordinance banning smoking on county property. This year, they are voting on whether to annex the Airport Addition, a small section of homes just outside the city. Mack, whose qualifications include driving a county school bus for twenty years, says the commission needs to get their priorities straight.
"This is the most important election in the history of Mineral County,” he says, “and the decisions we make in November will impact the future well beyond the streets of Keyser. I'm asking people who believe Obama is destroying this country to elect a pro-life, pro-guns candidate. Shouldn't a County Commissioner protect your gun rights and your babies? Oh, and jobs too. I'm the jobs candidate. After all, I just hit retirement age, and if I don't get this job, then who's going to pay my healthcare bills as I get older. President O-blamer? I don't think so.”
His Opponent Responds
His Democrat opponent, former prosecuting attorney Michael Dubois, was cautious not to take on the hot-button issues raised by Mack.
“None of this has anything to do with the job of a county commissioner,” he replied. “We have a draft plan for upgrading our water and sewage systems available on the county website. There is also a meeting on the annexing issue this week. When Mr. Mack is ready to address those issues, or any local issue really, I'm happy to debate him."