Profiles

Mike Queen

Mike Queen

mike@connect-wv.com
Publisher & Managing Member.  A longtime local business owner and community leader, Michael L. "Mike" Queen manages the day-to-day operation of Connect-Clarksburg® and it's parent company, Connect-WV®.

Mike is a lifelong resident of Harrison County having been educated in the Harrison County school system. He is a 1981 graduate of Roosevelt-Wilson High School. He is also a graduate of Marshall University where he served as student body president.  Mike is a former member and chairman of the Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business Board of Governors and a former member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity National Board of Directors.

Mike is the son of Fray Queen of East View and Rosalyn Queen Alonso of Bridgeport. He is the father of one son, Ben, who will attend West Virginia University in the Fall.  Mike has a twin brother, Marty Queen of East View, and a younger set of twin sisters, Mrs. Andy "Lisa" Lang of Bridgeport and Leslie Queen of Quiet Dell.

Having been first elected in 2006, Mike is currently the president of the Harrison County Board of Education and chairman of the United Technical Center Advisory Board.  In 1989, he was elected to represent
Harrison County in the West Virginia legislature. Mike volunteers on numerous boards and commissions. He is a member of the East View Lions Club, the Harrison County Farm Bureau, the Clarksburg Elks Lodge Youth Committee, the Shinnston Moose Lodge, the Knights of Columbus, the Mens' Auxiliary of VFW Post 573, the RW/WI/RCB Alumni & Friends Foundation and the Harrison County Photography Club.

Mike is the former owner and publisher of The Shinnston News & Harrison County Journal, a weekly newspaper. In 1996, the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce named his newspaper the "Small Business of the Year".

Archives

Young entrepreneur Alessandro Cava headed to stockholders meeting in California

Most teenagers spend the summer taking advantage of being out of school.   Vacations at the beach, spending time with friends, sleeping in, summer camps, athletic practices, all star sports opportunities....and maybe even a pa...

Local Restaurant to Use National Banana Split Day on August 25th to "Promote the Vote"

Commentary by Mike Queen.  Two things that Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and Mountain Party members can ALL agree on is that (1) everyone eligible to vote should be registered to vote and (2) everyone should vote in...

Senate President Bill Cole to Host "Town Hall" Forum on Harrison County's Drug Epidemic

Harrison County is one of the most progressive counties in West Virginia.   We have a great school system.  Our violent crime rate is relatively low. While the coal, oil and natural gas industries have slowed down substantially,...

AGAIN! Commissioner Bernie Fazzini Pleads Guilty to Using His Public Position for Personal Gain

Internal Affairs.  The wheels of justice seem to move slowly.  But they move.   For several weeks prior to his death, former Harrison County Commissioner Frank "Chunki" Angotti was convinced that current County Com...

Sen. Kent Leonhardt on Veterans Being Denied at VA: "Once a veteran, always a veteran!"

West Virginia State Senator Kent Leonhardt is probably the most decorated veteran now serving in the West Virginia legislature.  Leonhardt spent an entire career with the Marines retiring as a Lt. Colonel.   The senator was...

Veterans Now Fighting for Health Benefits After Saving the VA Millions With Private Insurance

Dennis Dutchess and Virgil Smith are veterans of the United States Army. Everyone agrees to that.  Both are Harrison County natives.  Everyone agrees with that, too.   When they returned back home from their service in...

Facemire and Romano Vote Against 45ยข Tobacco Tax Increase to Fund Promise and PEIA

Today marks four days into the special legislative session called by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to deliberate on and pass a state budget.  This afternoon, all 34 senators had the opportunity to vote for one of Governor Tomblin’s thr...

"Trump County, USA" - National Publication Slams Clarksburg Area for Supporting Trump!

In yet another slam on West Virginia by the liberal national media, it appears this time their focus is on our support for Donald Trump for President of the United States.   Apparently, a booze-loving New Yorker who calls himself...

Sons of the American Legion Support Jack Rollins; Ready to Host Daytona 500 Party Sunday

The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron 13 is a non-profit volunteer organization that is part of American Legion Post 13 in Clarksburg. SAL meets monthly to plan events and activities not just to support veterans but also for the local com...

Angotti Family to Continue "Chunki's" Tradition of Heart Shaped Pizzas on Valentine's Day

Frank "Chunki" Angotti spent nearly his entire adult life in the restaurant business.  He was remembered Tuesday by hundreds of friends and family members at a Funeral Mass held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church....
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