Coram named Democrat of the Year

PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg City Councilman has been named the Wood County Outstanding Democrat of the Year.

Kim Coram was elected in 2012 to city council where she represents the 4th District. She is also active with local efforts to increase alternative transportation opportunities.

“I’m stunned, humbled and deeply honored,” Coram said.

Coram is “a hardworking, dedicated and much deserving Democrat,” Jane Burdette, Democratic Party Executive Committee chairman, said.

“She has strived to make the county a better place to work, play and live,” Burdette said.

Coram will be recognized by statewide party leaders during the 28th annual Jefferson-Jackson Celebration Dinner on Oct. 12 at the Charleston Civic Center, Burdette said.

“Each year, one person, from each of West Virginia’s 55 counties is acknowledged for the work they have done for the Democratic Party in their county,” said West Virginia Democratic Chairman Larry Puccio.

The honorees will receive a certificate of appreciation and a commemorative pin designed for Outstanding Democrats attending the celebration, Burdette said. A photograph also will be taken of each honoree with Democratic state party leaders.

“This year’s event will be an extra special event since we will not only have Kim Coram recognized, but we will also have Sen. Jay Rockefeller being recognized for his many years of service and Vice President Joe Biden will be in attendance,” Burdette said.

Coram said she is looking forward to attending the dinner and is excited about the event, especially the opportunity to have dinner with the vice president.

“I just want to continue doing what I’m doing, and progressing with that work,” she said.