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Letter to the Editor

‘No One Loved His Hometown’ Like Donald Greenleaf


November 10, 2021

To the Editor:

Donald Greenleaf, 87, passed away last week. He and I were classmates in the Morrison Cove High School class of 1952 and kept in touch through the years. He was elected mayor of Martinsburg on two occasions, once as a Republican and later as a Democrat.

In 1998, when then Mayor Dick Moore announced he would not be a candidate for reelection, Greenleaf wondered if he could win the office. But he waited too long to get his name on the regular ballot, so a write-in sticker campaign was his only hope.

“My wife Janet went to one polling station and I the other,” he told me. ...

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