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Gieseke Awaits Second Term On City Council

By Staff | Apr 29, 2020

Jeff Gieseke

If you’ve attended any city council meetings over the last several years, you know Jeff Gieseke, Ward 1 Council Person. Gieseke is currently running for re-election. 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. Navigating the obstacles and regulations involved and keeping the issue a priority to the city and the Wetzel County Commission became his mission until it finally re-opened.

Jeff Gieseke has been a resident of New Martinsville for over forty years and has lived in Ward 1 for more than twenty years. After serving in the Army, he returned to Wetzel County working at Corning Glass, and Consolidated Aluminum which became Ormet Rolling Mill. He worked at the rolling mill for over 26 years, working as a maintenance millwright and grievance chairman for local 5760 United Steel Workers, until the mill closed in 2005. Gieseke went on to work as a journeyman millwright for locals 1871/1090 in the construction field and continues to maintain his union membership. He is also a member of American Legion.

Over the last two years as Council Person, Gieseke has focused on improving all aspects of Ward 1, continuing to make it a clean, safe community for his two grandsons as well as his neighbors and their families. Although unopposed, Jeff Gieseke would like to thank the residents of Ward 1 and the City of New Martinsville for the opportunity to continue representing them in his official capacity. Stay safe out there.