Councilman Wymer seeks re-election

Incumbent Scott Wymer is a candidate for New Market Town Council in the May 3 elections.

Wymer, who has served as councilman for the past four years, also serves on New Market’s public works and public safety committees.

Wymer, who teaches civics at North Fork Middle School, has been a teacher for 24 years, and has previously taught at Page County High School and Strasburg High School. He says his line of work benefits the town and his students.

“[Teaching civics] helped me understand [Town Council] a little more right off the bat, so you kind of understand a little bit of what’s going on,” said Wymer. “It helps in the classroom, too, because I have some experience so I can kind of make it more personal.”

Also important to Wymer is New Market’s economic prosperity. He said he wants to take advantage of the number of cars that travel through the town.

“We have a lot of cars coming through New Market, so I’d like to see the possibility of attracting some of those people and having places for those people to visit,” said Wymer. “I would like to see more economic development. It’s a great little town. It’s just too bad we’ve lost some businesses and don’t have more coming in.”

Wymer says his love for New Market is what motivates him.

“I like living here. I care about the town. I want to see the town do well,” said Wymer. “I want people to be happy living here because I’ve grown up here and I just really like it… I just want to get involved in any decision that could help benefit the town and help keep it moving in the right direction.”

A graduate of Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia,  Wymer has lived in New Market for 35 years. He lives there with his wife Cam and their two children.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com