J.L. Clifton, a Democrat, is seeking election to the Pocahontas County Commission.
He and his wife, Kim, live just outside of Marlinton on the family farm.
His parents, Jerry and Linda Clifton, both natives of Pocahontas County, were afforded the opportunity to move back to Pocahontas County when he was a youngster.
He has lived here practically his whole life and served the community for many years in several different capacities.
He is now looking to serve as the next county commissioner for the Central District of Pocahontas County.
"Our county must have solid leadership, and when elected I will provide that leadership. We, as a community, can only rely on ourselves to take care of our needs here in Pocahontas County, and you can rely on me to take a leadership role to meet those needs," Clifton said.
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