ELECTIONS in GILMER COUNTY — Pam Cutlip Seeking Election as Magistrate of Division II
A big change is in store for voters who head to the polls in May in Gilmer County.
The Primary Election, to be held on Tuesday, May 10, has traditionally been about political parties choosing their party nominees to face off in the November General Election.
For many offices this is still the case, but it is no longer true when it comes to the election of our judges from the State Supreme Court of Appeals to local magistrates.
As a result of changes in the state code enacted by the West Virginia Legislature last year, all judicial seats are now non-partisan. That is one big change in that it means that our judges will be elected in May as opposed to November.
Another change that resulted from the legislation is that circuit judges and magistrates will be elected by division. In Gilmer County one circuit judge will be elected from division one and one from division two. The same is true with magistrates, one will be elected in division one and another in division two. A division is not a geographical district but is a position.
By Editor Edison – CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf
Pam Cutlip Seeking Election
I am seeking election as Magistrate of Division II. I am the daughter of Fred Montgomery and the late Vonda “Pedro” Montgomery and am a life-long resident of Gilmer County. I am married to Sam Cutlip and have two children: Larry Frederick and Chrissy (Frederick) Junkins.
I graduated Gilmer County High School and then obtained my Associate of Science in Business Technology from Glenville State College in 2000. Since that time, I have acquired more than 15 years’ experience in the Gilmer County Clerk’s Office, Gilmer County Circuit Clerk’s Office and as Magistrate Assistant in the Gilmer County Magistrate’s Office. Currently, I am serving as a temporary Magistrate Assistant in Harrison County, which I feel adds to my knowledge of the Magistrate position.
In addition to my employment, I have life experience that…
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