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.


Ron Hedrick

Representative District III on the County Commission

Years in office: Honored to have the opportunity to serve the remaining 2 years of Commissioner White's term, and look forward to running in 2020.
Education: 3 years of college
The hardest thing I've ever done: Watching my mother take her last breath
The most adventurous thing i've done is: Serving in the Army Special Forces
Three people (living or dead) I'd like to invite for dinner: President Reagan, Clint Eastwood (Best actor ever) and my grandma.
You'd be surprised to learn that I: Competed in river raft racing in Germany
A dream I have is to: Visit Alaska someday
My favorite sport is: College Football
I'm most proud of: My five awesome children, their spouses, and my two grandsons Owen and Cameron
My favorite meal is: The one that brings back the best memories, my grandma's stewed macaroni and tomatoes that she always fixed for me when I visited
My pet peeve is: People driving slow in the fast lane
The last book I read was: Daniel visits the doctor, to my grandson
My favorite music is: Country Music
My favorite movie is: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
My motto is: Don't sweat the small stuff