Second Brooke Countian to Run for Statewide Office

A second Brooke countian has decided to run for statewide office in the 2024 elections.
Ken Reed, a Republican and former county commissioner, state delegate, businessman and pharmacist, announced that he will seek the nomination for Secretary of State in the 2024 primary.
He joins current State Sen. Ryan Weld, who announced last week that he will run for Attorney General.
Reed graduated from Brooke High School in 1986 and attended the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, where he earned his degree, and started his career as a pharmacist in 1992. 
He met his wife Tally in pharmacy school and married her in 1993.  They have four children. 
Reed began his career working as a chain pharmacist then went on to build his own small chain of pharmacies in and around the Eastern Panhandle.  Reed and his wife currently own and operate the Canary Grill in Berkeley Springs and Reeds’ Pharmacy locations in Martinsburg, Hedgesville, Berkeley Springs, Hancock, MD, and Berryville, VA.
Reed was elected to the Morgan County Commission in November 2016, and then in 2020 was elected to serve as the state delegate for the 59th District.
“It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as a county commissioner and state delegate,” Reed said.
“Those experiences along with three decades of running multiple businesses provide me with unique skills that I believe make me the most qualified candidate to serve as West Virginia Secretary of State. I am very optimistic about the future of West Virginia and plan to expand upon the hard work of the current Secretary of State, Mac Warner.
“I look forward to using my conservative leadership experience as a county commissioner, state delegate and business builder to keep West Virginia moving in the right direction,” Reed added.