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McBee Announces Candidacy For County Commission

By Staff | Feb 19, 2020

Carla McBee

Experience means everything in the business world, but when it comes to local government experience is the key to success. That’s what Carla McBee will bring to the office everyday if elected as your next Wetzel County Commissioner. One only has to read McBee’s resume to see she has spent many years of her life helping others and being a public servant.

“I have been a life long resident of Wetzel County. I have two children who were born and raised in this county and two granddaughters in Paden City. In 1993, I became a volunteer for Wetzel County EMS, and in 1997, I became a career employee with them,” Carla recently stated. “I went to paramedic school at WVNCC and became a paramedic. That’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done while raising my children.” In 1999, I became the first non- physician Medical Examiner in Wetzel, Tyler and Marshall counties. In those positions I worked closely with the County Commission, fire departments, EMS and police officers.

I was director of Wetzel County EMS for 9 years until I resigned to go part time, and further my education at West Liberty University in 2012. In 2014, I graduated with honors and a degree in Leadership and Administration.

Some awards I’ve received are the Samuel channel Memorial Award of Excellence in EMS, the highest award in EMS in WV. I was awarded the Pula Dunham Outstanding Service Award-Outstanding Contributions and Superior Commitment to Excellence in 2007. I receive the Chamber of Commerce Professional of the Year award in 2011, and the chamber of Commerce Board Member of the year in 2018. I’ve been a Chamber of Commerce member since 2010. I received the Upper big Branch Mine Appreciation Award in 2009 from the governor for staying in Charleston and assisting with autopsies for 4 days.

My desire is to work for all the citizens of Wetzel County, and be available to serve you. I will be an advocate for children and elderly.

The opioid crisis is very real to me and I hope to find ways to support those fighting for a better Wetzel County. I support our officers and those who work to make our county run smoothly every day. I support our teachers, our working men and women and our business owners who struggle to make a living for themselves. I support our EMS, fire departments, police office and admire and appreciate all they do for our county. I believe my experience as a public servant in this county will be a great asset to the county commission.

I will be diligent in being fiscally responsible with the tax payers money. I will do by best in making decisions to stay within the confines of the budget. There are many requests brought before the commissioners, and I know there will be difficult times in directing the expenditures in the right direction, but I feel I am qualified to make those decisions. I am a good listener and will respect the opinions and pleas of others and use those to make the best informed decisions possible.

“I am experienced in working with budgets through my current position with the Chamber of Commerce. I plan on using that experience for the betterment of Wetzel County. I humbly ask for your support and vote for the position of Wetzel County Commissioner on May 12, 2020.”