Click on the highlighted text links below to read more about each candidate.
Jefferson County residents will vote to fill two seats on the County Commission in 2022. All voters can cast a ballot for both seats (the candidate residency requirement ensures that all magisterial districts of the county are represented on the County Commission).
For the Shepherdstown district seat, there are 2 candidates (voters pick 1):
John Doyle — or — Jennifer Krouse
For the Charles Town district seat, there are 3 candidates (voters pick 1):
Clare Anne Ath — or — Dale Manuel — or — David Tabb
The Commission is responsible for overseeing the budget of all county offices (except judges) and setting property tax rates. The Commission also appoints members of various commissions and boards, including the Planning and Zoning Commission which has jurisdiction over land use and development in the county. Each Commissioner is elected for a six year term.
Read More: The Observer’s Guide to the 2022 Election
WRNR County Commission Candidate Forum (Ath – Manual – Tabb) — watch the video
(starts at 1 hour 17 minute mark)
WRNR County Commission Candidate Forum (Doyle – Krouse) — watch the video
(starts at 2 hour 34 minute mark)