Becky Ceperley (D)
Education: West Virginia University
Occupation: Retired CEO of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
Q: Do you support evidence-based programs to protect public health during the drug abuse crisis?
A: Yes, as one of several factors needed to design programs to protect public health during the drug crisis. I also support the development of more treatment facilities and creating job opportunities for those in recovery.
Q: Would you support expanding the bike pathway along Kanawha Boulevard?
A: Yes. Encouraging physical activity is necessary for a healthy city. Mapping the bike pathways and walking trails throughout the city for distribution to hotels and tourism venues would enable our visitors to have better access to these trails and pathways as well as our residents.
Daily Mail Opinion
Q: How should the city address the issue of criminal transient individuals?
A: Individuals who have a criminal warrant issued for their arrest or are committing crimes in our city should be arrested and prosecuted. Individuals who need social services or housing who are not committing crimes should not be confused with those who do.
Q: Has the city of Charleston become a better or worse place to live in the past five years? How so?
A: A better place with increased police force of 173 members, additional recreation facilities, festivals and new Convention Center, private investment of over $100 million, tourism impact of $90 million, and investment in its infrastructure. We need to continue the momentum.