Jeff Gieseke Advocates For Ward One
If you’ve attended any New Martinsville City Council meetings over the last five years, you know Jeff Gieseke is already advocating for Ward One. Although he has always been politically involved, his attention to local government peaked when the South Main Street bridge in Brooklyn was closed for 19 months. The bridge closure left his family and neighbors cut off from the rest of the town and at the mercy of CSX Railroad. Even with obstacles related to the bridge renovations and regulations involved, Jeff continued contact with the City and Wetzel County Commission to insure it was kept a high priority until it finally re-opened.
Jeff has been a resident of New Martinsville for forty years and has lived in Ward One for 20 years. He served in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer, rising to the rank of Sergeant E-5 in 30 months. He also re-enlisted as an Airborne parachute rigger. Upon returning to Wetzel County, he worked at Corning Glass and Consolidated Aluminum which became Ormet Rolling Mill. He worked at the rolling mill for more than 26 years, working as a maintenance millwright and grievance chairman for Local Union 5760 United Steel Workers, until the mill closed in 2005. Jeff went on to work as a journeyman millwright for Local Union 1871/1090 Cleveland, Ohio, in the construction field and continues to maintain his union membership. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State Community College. He is also an 18-year member of the American Legion Post #28.
Jeff has five grandchildren, which continues to drive his interest to improve all aspects of Ward One, making it a clean, safe community, not only for his family, but for his neighbors as well. Jeff will be grateful for the opportunity to serve the residents of New Martinsville in an official capacity. Regardless of the election outcome, he will not stop advocating for those who reside in Ward One.