Parkersburg Native Elected WV's Youngest Mayor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Glenville, W.Va. (AP) -- Tashua Allman only graduated from Glenville State College last month, but she's already made her presence felt in the wider world.

The 21-year-old Parkersburg native was elected mayor of Glenville as a write-in candidate, beating a former occupant of the office by a single vote.

Allman may be the youngest female mayor in the state's history, a fact she says makes her proud.

The Gilmer county office comes with a $12,000-per-year salary and a term of two years.

Allman first got a taste of running for office as student body president at Glenville State.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Ben Location: huntington on Jun 16, 2009 at 06:21 AM
    I graduated with her so when i saw her name i was like wow, thats pretty cool. Congrats tashua. And you gotta start somewhere. yea 12000 isnt alot at all, but shes getting experience and she could keep going up the ladder.
  • by uncle crockett Location: leesburg florida on Jun 15, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    way to go taushua im really proud of you.you will be a great mayor love ya
  • by david Location: parkersburg on Jun 15, 2009 at 02:54 PM
    I am so happy for my cousin. I hope she does well and I wish her the best of luck.
  • by Paula Location: South Carolina on Jun 15, 2009 at 02:08 PM
    Tashua is a wonderful young lady and I believe that she will do an excellent job as mayor of Glenville. I know that her mother was always so proud of her during the years that she attended school. She has always done well at everything that she has edeavored to do. I wish her all the luck and happiness that she can experience in her new job as mayor. My hat is off to the new mayor of Glenville. What a wonderful example she has made for the other young school girls in the state of West Virginia.
  • by LEONA Location: p-burg on Jun 15, 2009 at 01:53 PM
    you go girl
  • by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2009 at 12:26 PM
    $12,000 per year? Is this a typo? Who would want that job? You can make that working virtually anywhere.
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