Lori Cowger Dittman is a native of Braxton County. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a masters in Special Education. Since 2006, Dittman has been a teacher in Braxton County schools and currently serves as the 8th grade WV Studies teacher at Braxton County Middle School. In addition, she leads Girls On The Run, after school organization, promoting healthy lifestyles for middle school young women.
In addition to her work in education, Dittman owns and operates Elk River Paddle & Yak, encouraging people to enjoy the beauty of the Elk River. She is a member of the Gassaway Baptist Church and has served as a teacher and volunteer for different ministries. She is on the Gassaway Area Improvement Committee where she serves as President. The organization works to improve the business environment and citizen experience in Gassaway. Dittman also serves on the Elk River Trail Town Committee for Gassaway.
An avid runner, Dittman has set a goal of running a 5K in all 55 WV counties, with 41 already under her belt.
With a desire to serve the state she loves, Dittman is running for the House of Delegates, 63rd District focusing on improving infrastructure, expanding educational opportunities including trades, supporting economic development, and promoting the best of West Virginia.
Dittman and her husband, Will, recently celebrated their 32 anniversary and are parents to Hannah, a WVU graduate student.