Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined with Democratic leaders from throughout West Virginia in honoring Frank P. Bush, Jr. as one of West Virginia's Outstanding Democrats of the Year.
Bush, from Randolph County, received tribute from Democrats assembled at the recent Jefferson-Jackson Celebration in Charleston on Oct. 27. This Outstanding Democrat was selected by local county leaders for hard work and dedication to the Democratic Party in Randolph County.
Karen Coria, a Putnam County Democratic leader and coordinator of the 27th annual awards ceremony, indicated that the award was established to recognize local party officials and volunteers whom Democratic leaders feel have contributed most to the party's efforts.
"Our goal is to recognize these special people who have distinguished themselves by contributing to our society, by working within the framework of our democracy and political party system," Coria said.
Joining Coria in acknowledging the accomplishments of the honoree were Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, Sen. Joe Manchin III, Congressman Nick J. Rahall, D-3rd Congressional District, and Tomblin. Also recognizing this Outstanding Democrat was State Executive Committee Chair Larry Puccio.
Bush was honored with special recognition and presentations by party officials.
"The efforts of the honoree demonstrated the importance of the work of every individual in affecting the outcome of local, state and national races. These people are the truly effective party workers." Coria said.