Magistrate Davis announces intent to seek re-election


BUCKHANNON — Mark Davis announced on November 5, 2021 that he has officially filed a letter of intent to run for the office of Upshur County Magistrate – Division 1 in 2022.

A seasoned professional with more than 34 years of experience in the justice system, Mark has been serving as Magistrate since February 2021 when he was appointed by the Circuit Court to fill the remainder of the term left open by Mike Coffman.

Mark describes himself as a “lifelong public servant” who is deeply involved in the Upshur County community.

“I know this community well,” Mark says. “For me, it’s home. It’s where I’ve built my career, raised my family and made my memories for more than three decades. I know what makes our community thrive and shine—just as I deeply understand the challenges we face when it comes to law and order. As magistrate, I hope to help build a stronger, safer community for the citizens of Upshur County by being fair and impartial in the cases that are brought before our local court.”

He continues, “As a retired Captain with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, I understand teamwork and the importance of accountability, dedication, and integrity. I am grateful for the opportunity and honor to serve the people here at home.”

Mark resides in Tennerton with his wife, Brenda. His daughters, LeAnne Morrison and Laura Ellis grew up as proud Buccaneers and now reside in Atlanta, Georgia and West End, North Carolina, respectively. He is a proud grandfather to four children: Campbell, Deacon, Paxton, and Margaret.

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