Meet the Commissioners!

Linda K. Epling

Representative District II on the County Commission

Years in Office: 4 Years
Education: Masters +
The hardest thing I’ve ever done: Speaking in public
The most adventurous thing I’ve done is: Run for public office
Three people (living or dead) I’d like to invite to dinner: Billy Graham, Tom Tebow and Jane Ann Beard
You’d be surprised to learn that I: Plan to take piano lessons — again
A dream I have is to: Play the piano
My favorite sport is: Football
I’m most proud of: My family
My favorite meal is: Dinner at the Char
My pet peeve is: People who talk on their cell phones while driving
The last book I read was: The screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
My favorite music is: Country and Western
My favorite movie is: The Color Purple
My motto is: Just Do It!

Dave Tolliver

Representative District I on the County Commission

Years in Office: 6 years
Education: Business Degree
The hardest thing I’ve ever done: Losing both parents
Three people (living or dead) I’d like to invite to dinner: Abraham Lincoln, Lucky Lester and Willard Johnson
You’d be surprised to learn that I: Played the drums
A dream I have is to: See new businesses and jobs for Raleigh County come into the county.
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Jumping out of airplanes
My favorite sport is: College Football
I’m most proud of: My wife Pat, daughter Tammi, Son-in-Law Phil, son Kevin, Daughter-in-Law Erin, Grandchildren Morgan, Daniel, Hunter and Chase
My favorite meal is: Pinto beans, fried potatoes and corn bread
My pet peeve is: Lazy people who can work but don’t
The last book I read was: The Bible
My favorite music is: Southern Gospel
My favorite movie is: Rocky
My motto is: Treat people the way you want to be treated.

Gregory A. Duckworth

Representative District III on the County Commission

Years in office: Newly elected 2021
Education: Police Science, Marshall University, Graduate of WV State Police Academy
The hardest thing I’ve ever done: Crossfit kettlebell challenge. (10,000 reps)
The most adventurous thing i’ve done is: Swam in lake Okeechobee with alligators and water moccasins
Three people (living or dead) I’d like to invite for dinner: My Grandfather (wish my daughters could have known him), Wyatt Urp, Michael Jordan
You’d be surprised to learn that I: That I dressed as a Planters Peanut for 50 bucks in college, for a peanut promo when I worked at an IGA grocery store.
A dream I have is to: See our country as strong as it was “when a buck was still silver”
My favorite sport is: To watch… football and basketball (tie) and to play……. basketball
I’m most proud of: The young ladies my daughters have become, thank you Rhonda
My favorite meal is: Meat and potatoes
My pet peeve is: People who allow their cell phone to interrupt our conversation.
The last book I read was: The Shack
My favorite music is: Country with an edge
My favorite movie is: Outlaw Josie Wales, (not a close second)
My motto is: Your reach should be further than you grasp. (new motto since being elected)