WVSDEC Leadership

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Belinda Biafore, State Chair

“In the heart and soul of every Democrat in West Virginia is a fighter for our hardworking families, our children, our seniors, our veterans and our future. We are the Party of hard work and at times, we are the Party of the underdog. We know how to fight for what we believe in to ensure that we do not close the door on any West Virginian that needs a little help. We, as Democrats, are up against a majority that puts out-of-state interest groups over hardworking West  Virginians and it is our duty to lead the fight on behalf of the individuals that have built this state and the generations to come that will be the future of this state. As Democrats, we stand for the people of West Virginia and that is what we will fight for every single day. We ask that you join Democrats and help us move West Virginia forward.”

Belinda Biafore was elected Chair in June 2016 to a four year term. She previously served as Chair since February 2015. Biafore has worked officially for Democrats in the state for over 30 years, serving as the party’s vice-chair since 2004. [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″ fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” style=”text-align: center;”][image type=”circle” float=”none” src=”http://www.wvdems.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Bill-Website-1.jpg” alt=”Bill Laird” title=”Bill Laird” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]

Senator Bill Laird, Vice Chair

Senator Bill Laird serves as a member of the West Virginia State Senate from the 10th Senatorial District, which includes Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers counties and has served since 2008. Laird previously served in the West Virginia House of Delegates and during this time, he also served as President and CEO of Montgomery General Hospital. Laird was Sheriff of Fayette County for four terms beginning in 1988,  the longest tenure in the history of the county. Senator Laird was born and raised in Fayette County and resides in Oak Hill with his wife Michelle. They have six grown children and one grandchild.

Senator Bill Laird was elected Vice Chair in June 2016 to a four year term. 

Curt Zickafoose – Executive Director

Bridget McGuire – Deputy Director

Brittni McGuire – Communications Director

Jerry Brookover – Treasurer

Kelly Palmer – Secretary

Pat Maroney – National Committeeman

Elaine Harris – National Committeewoman