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Morgan County Group Features Candidate

September 29, 2017
Shepherdstown Chronicle

Aaron Scheinberg will meet with members of Morgan County Indivisible at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1. He is running as a Democrat for Congress in West Virginia's Second District.

Morgan County Indivisible meets in the first floor classroom of the Ice House Building, corner of Mercer and Independence Sts, Berkeley Springs. The group is nonpartisan and welcomes people interested in making government work for all.

Aaron graduated from West Point in 2003 with majors in Engineering and Arabic. In 2005 he deployed to Iraq and commanded an infantry platoon in the "Triangle of Death" region south of Baghdad.

Promoted to Civil Affairs Officer, he managed development of a 200,000-person city in Haswa, Iraq, a project that built schools, roads, water purification units, electricity grids, computer labs, and a technical institute out of a former weapons plant.

After returning home, Aaron earned dual degrees from Columbia Business School and Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He became a consultant in the business sector, then joined the executive team of The Mission Continues.

This national non-profit helps veterans reintegrate into civilian life, and rebuilds their sense of purpose through job programs and community development. For six years Aaron helped the organization grow to 40 locations across the U.S.

Aaron believes this experience is relevant to West Virginia's opioid epidemic, whose victims need treatment, jobs, and social supports. Without such help they, like vulnerable veterans, risk becoming disconnected from society.

A long line of public servants preceded Aaron. Both grandfathers fought in World War II, and both parents were U.S. Army veterans and school teachers. One grandfather, Boris Ballard, was an immigrant and initial investor in The Woods Resort in Hedgesville, where Aaron lives with his wife Natasha and daughter Emilia.

Aaron Scheinberg wants to bring public service back into politics. "I know how to organize people and communities," he says, "and have seen what happens - and what can happen - when Americans join together to get things done."

Morgan County Indivisible looks forward to meeting with Aaron this Sunday, Oct. 1.

Maureen Mylander

Morgan Co. Indivisible

 
 
 

 

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