State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) was originally scheduled to speak at Tuesday's meeting, but his appearance has been postponed until the group's Feb. 11 monthly meeting in order to allow him to attend a banquet on Tuesday, said Upshur Libertarian Chairman Vance Lowry.
The Upshur Libertarians, who nominate any local candidates by convention rather than in primary elections, will hold their county convention March 4, at which time they are expected to nominate Peggy LaGrone for County Clerk. Registered voters who do not cast ballots in the March 4 Republican or Democrat primaries are eligible to participate in the Libertarian convention.
Ms. LaGrone, a former Republican who was County Clerk from Jan. 1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2010, is expected to oppose Republican Terri Ross in the November general election. Mrs. Ross is unopposed for the GOP nomination, and no Democrat is seeking the post.
Incumbent County Clerk Barbara Winchester, appointed to the office last year when Brandy Lee resigned it to become County Auditor, declined to seek election.