Magnone seeks House seat in District 1


WEIRTON — Diana Magnone, a Democrat from Weirton, is seaking a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates, to represent the 1st District, which includes Hancock County and northern Brooke County.

“I’m humbled and honored that the people of the 1st District have asked me to seek this office to represent them,” Magnone said. “Regardless of political party, we want the same things. We want competent, principled representatives who will focus on our needs and work together for us, not for corporate lobbyists or polarized agendas. We want more opportunities for our children to have a choice to stay in the area, strengthened education and training, and support for our local businesses that employ our local people.”

A business owner and operator, Magnone founded Corporate Cleaning Group in 2013. Her company partners with veteran placement services to hire members of the military, National Guard and Reserve.

Magnone started her company to fill a market need that she identified, medical-grade cleaning at regional business to reduce infections and sick time.

“The foundation of our business and its growth are based on the core values we share with our customers and our employees. We’re all committed to an environment that values building relationships, treating one another with trust and respect, and supporting our communities,” Magnone said. “We’ve created over 50 new local jobs, 6 in the first month of 2018.”

Magnone also has professional experience in technology development, having helped to design the technology to barcode driver’s licenses and enable real-time arrest warrant checks with the National Crime Information Center.

Her work on side-impact vehicle explosions contributed to Blue Bird school buses enclosing their gas tanks in heavy-gauge steel cages and passenger vehicle requirements for enclosing gas tanks within the vehicle frame.

“These are the types of things West Virginians do every day. We use our God-given abilities and sheer determination to ignore boundaries and create innovative solutions to problems,” Magnone said.

Magnone has also worked as a technology project manager at FedEx, Bayer, and USAirways, as a systems analyst at Weirton Steel, and a statistics and business instructor at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Magnone is a graduate of Weir Senior High School, West Liberty University and Wheeling Jesuit University. She holds a specialized Masters of Business Administration in Business Ethics.

Magnone is the daughter of DoeDee Magnone and the late Guido Magnone, formerly of Weirton. She has three adult children: Danielle Kovalik Haught (Jacob), Bobby Kovalik and Tarin Kovalik.