Candidacy Announcement: Scott Williams for Upshur County Commission

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I’m Scott Williams, announcing my candidacy for the Republican nominee for Upshur County Commissioner, District Two. My wife Robin and I have been married for 39 years and have been blessed to live and raise our four children, who have given us six beautiful grandchildren, in Upshur County over the past 35 years. Two of our children are graduates of West Virginia Wesleyan College and two of West Virginia University. We are committed to seeing other families have the same opportunities we have enjoyed as residents of Upshur County.

Robin and I have been members of the Buckhannon Alliance Church for 34 years and have both served in various capacities. I have been blessed to serve as an elder for the past 20 years and have been a member of the Gideons for over 30 years.

Upon graduating from Fairmont State, with a degree in Safety Engineering, I was hired by Mobil Oil Corporation as an engineer to provide safety and environmental training. My responsibilities included supporting 80 facilities from Alaska to Texas and from California to Minnesota.

Robin is the daughter of Jimmie and Justine Woody, who were part of the family-owned and operated Woody Lumber Company. In 1989, I also joined Woody Lumber to assist in the expansion of their timber and sawmill operations. During that time, we constructed a new dry kiln and began a dry kiln lumber export business shipping lumber all over the world.

I then worked with Trus Joist MacMillan to develop their log procurement division, eventually becoming a supervisor and department manager responsible for 100+ employees in the log and veneer departments. I was promoted to project manager over plant expansions, which required oversight of every aspect from conception to budget development and the completion of 40 capital projects totaling over $15,000,000.

I have since worked with Weatherford and, most recently, US Well Services where I created their Procurement and Supply Chain Division as its Director. I am currently managing multiple investment properties in Upshur County for various companies and individuals.

Our family has owned the Daily Grind Coffee House, during which time our son Andrew operated it. I have also served on the Upshur County Development Authority Board of Directors.

Over the past 40 years, I have learned so much working for a variety of multinational corporations as well as small and medium-sized businesses here in Upshur County. The experience and knowledge gained in those endeavors would serve me well in fulfilling the duties of an Upshur County Commissioner, helping create a strong and vibrant county for all of our citizens.

I am humbly asking for your vote as Upshur County Commissioner to help me ensure future prosperity for Upshur County. A vote for me, Scott Williams, will be a vote for someone who possesses the qualifications, experience and understanding necessary to move our community forward for all Upshur County residents and for our future generations. Thank you for your consideration.

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