In an effort to inform our readers of the candidates for local office and their positions on specific issues, the Moorefield Examiner presents a side-by-side, question-and-answer discussion with the candidates for Hardy County Commissioner.
Both candidates were sent the same questions and both responded in person. We begin with a short biography of each candidate.
Greg Greenwalt is a lifelong resident of Hardy County. He graduated from Moorefield High School in 1969. That same year he joined the West Virginia Army National Guard and went to work at Sions Equipment. He retired from the National Guard as a sergeant and has been with Sions Equipment for more than 50 years. In 1970, he became part owner.
Greenwalt has served on the Hardy County Planning Commission, was a member the West Virginia Jaycees and served on the Board of the 4-H Camp Association. He serves or has served with numerous volunteer organizations, such as the Lion’s Club, the Hardy County Chamber and is an officer with three Hardy County hunting clubs.
Greenwalt has been an agent for West Virginia Insurance since 2000. In 2005, he began building Old Fields Storage.
Steve Schetrom was born and raised in Hardy County. He spent his elementary and high school years working on his family’ farm – growing poultry for Pilgrim’s and in the family business, Riverside Cabins & RV Park. He graduated from Moorefield High School in 1995 and his first job was at the Pilgrim’s Processing Plant.
Schetrom received his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education/Social Studies from Shepherd University in 2003 and his graduate degree Masters of Business Administration in Finance and entrepreneurship from Wake Forest University in 2008.
He has been a small business owner for 20-plus years working in residential real estate, recreational real estate, and financial services. He has been a church pastor for 10-plus years. He has worked as an executive director at the county level for a non-profit organization, creating budgets, overseeing committees and working with multiple agencies.
Schetrom lives in Baker with his wife of 21 years and their two sons. His wife is a teacher in Hardy County Schools and his two sons attend East Hardy schools. He has been investing in Hardy County continuously all his life.
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