Marshall receives the title of 2018 Democrat of the Year


TAYLOR COUTNY—Grafton’s Charles Marshall has been named the 2018 Taylor County Democrat of the Year. 

Marshall is retired after being employed by various chemical companies in the Kanawha Valley region for over 35 years.

Marshall has been a member of the Taylor County Executive Committee since relocating to Taylor County in 2007, and according to his peers, has worked tirelessly for them.   

“He has been very active in all aspects of the political process.  He has informed voters on issues, he has worked hard recruiting poll workers, as well as getting folks excited to get out and vote,” expressed Mike Manypenny.  Charlie being named Democrat of the year is a well-earned title.  I myself, am very thankful for all of the hard work and effort Charlie has put into educating voters, as well as bringing a balance to the political landscape in Taylor county.”

Marshall says that he has been proud to work during the 2018 campaign, promoting progressive Democratic values through efforts to reestablish precinct style politics in Taylor County.

He has canvassed for all local and national Democratic candidates, created the Democratic display booth at the Taylor County Fair ,and manned it daily, and participated in and cohosted many fundraisers. 

Of Marshall, member Ron Curry said, “Our Taylor County Executive Committee is more coordinated and active due in a large part to him.  I can’t think of anyone who is more deserving of this award than Charles Marshall.  His dedication to the Taylor County Democratic Party is unsurpassed and equally important, he is a gentleman in his interactions with everyone.”

Marshall will be attending the 2018 Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner in Charleston on October 13, where he will be formally presented with his award.  At the dinner, he will be able to meet with Senator Manchin, as well as all area candidates and fellow Democrats. 

This year’s Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner will honor veteran’s and their families.  It will focus on honoring the sacrifices of veterans and Democratic Party’s commitment to America’s men and women in uniform.

Marshall says that he is proud and honored to represent Taylor County at this wonderful event.


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