Summers to speak at CWVRW

House Majority Leader Amy Elders Summers will visit Buckhannon next week

BUCKHANNON — House Majority Leader Amy Elders Summers of the West Virginia House of Delegates will be the keynote speaker at the Central West Virginia Republican Women’s Biennial Convention, which will be held on Monday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the BiCentennial Inn, located at 90 East Main Street.

CWVRW members are pleased to have Summers as the special guest for the November meeting.  Summers was elected to the West Virginia House in 2014 and has served on several committees including the Judiciary, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Political Subdivisions, Roads and Infrastructure, and the Health and Human Resources as Vice-Chairman.  Summers became the Majority Leader in 2018 and is the first woman to serve in this position in West Virginia.  Summers’ father, Paul Elder, was the President of the Taylor County Republican Executive Committee for years. Summers says this is where she gets her passion for politics. 

Summers background includes currently working as a Registered Nurse in the emergency department and she is also a member of the Grafton Lions Club and Sisters Bible study group.  Summers served as a volunteer paramedic for her community for 19 years and was the county’s Medical Examiner for 11 years.  In addition to her healthcare career, Summers and her husband have three adult children and a farm in Taylor County where they raise Registered Angus Cattle, eggs and vegetables.  Her other hobbies include reading, turkey hunting, fishing and traveling.  Summers is also 1986 graduate of West Virginia University and she is professed to bleed blue and gold!

President of the CWVRW LeVera Gillum said, “She is an amazing speaker and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet her.” At the November meeting, the CWVRW will be electing officers for the 2020-2022 term of office, setting meeting dates and voting on the anticipated dues increase. Gillum encourages all members to attend this important meeting. Gillum would also like to let the community know that guests are welcome to attend and share the opportunity to meet Summers. 

Members and guests should RSVP by Wednesday, November 20 in the form of email to President Gillum at [email protected] or by calling her at 304-472-3175. According to Gillum, the Central West Virginia Republican Women work to positively impact our state and nation, while strengthening the Republican Party by recruiting, educating, supporting and electing Republicans.


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