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Steven A. Bohrer Announces Candidacy for Mayor

By Staff | May 26, 2020

Steven A. Bohrer

Steven A. Bohrer (Steve) is the Mayor of New Martinsville. He is seeking re-election to this position on June 9, 2020. For those of you who may not know Steve, he grew up in Proctor the only child of the late Arthur R. and Virginia R. Bohrer. He is a life-long resident of Wetzel County and has lived in New Martinsville all of his adult life. He has been married to Patty (Catasein) Bohrer for nearly 40 years and they have two daughters, Stephaney (Alan) Thrall of Canton, Georgia and Sarah (Daniel) Nagowski of Morgantown, West Virginia. They are the proud grandparents of three grandsons, Jacob (Alyssa) Bohrer; Henry Arthur (3) and Conor Daniel Nagowski (1). They are truly the apples of Papa’s and YaYa’s eyes.

Steve is retired from American Electric Power Company where he was employed for over 38 years. His work experience taught him the importance of team work and how to be a good communicator. He served in the Army 463rd Combat Engineers Reserve, retiring at the Spec 5 level. He is a member and past-President of the Rotary Club and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Steve presently serves as the Municipal Judge for the City of New Martinsville and he makes it his mission to encourage the youth of our community to make better decisions to avoid the consequences of bad decisions.

Steve is Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors for RegattaFest a free event for area residents. Steve is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Steve’s love for his hometown drew him to be a member of the City Council for 12 years. During those twelve years Council was able to accomplish necessary projects in New Martinsville such as the Witten Lane Diversion which gave residents of Duerr- and Second-Streets relief from flooding during high rain events. As your Mayor he has been committed to an open door policy and has welcomed residents’ concerns and has listened to and tried to come up with solutions for those concerns. An example of this would be a major concern for the City of New Martinsville which was the dilapidated condition of the old Thomas Drug Store. It was bittersweet to think about demolishing such an iconic building in our city; however, for safety reasons it was the only choice to be made. After several years of trying to obtain ownership of this building we were finally able to purchase it and do the demolition.

Steve has worked hard serving you as the Mayor of New Martinsville and is asking for your support on June 9, 2020. Thank you!