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Candidate profile: Jennifer Pharr, Charleston City Council, At Large

Jennifer Pharr (D)

Charleston

Education: West Virginia University

Occupation: Commercial Realtor/Property Manager

Gazette Opinion:

Q: Do you support evidence-based programs to protect public health during the drug abuse crisis?

A: I support accountable programs such as West Virginia Health Right, where full-service treatment is provided. Upon touring their facility I learned of a 33 percent success rate for those in treatment, which includes full harm reduction services, one-on-one group therapy, and, if needed, follow-up with a psychiatrist.

Q: Would you support expanding the bike pathway along Kanawha Boulevard?

A: Yes, like the 61.5 mile Silver Comet Trail in Atlanta, Georgia. Built on abandoned railroad lines, free of charge, fully paved, covers three counties, non-motorized trails for walkers, hikers, dog walkers, bicyclists, roller bladers, and wheelchair accessible. Promotes a healthy, active lifestyle while showcasing our city's natural beauty.

Daily Mail Opinion:

Q: How should the city address the issue of criminal transient individuals?

A: Continue with programs such as the Charleston Police Department hybrid patrol, reconnecting transient individuals with out-of-town family members, and asking for residents to say something when crimes are seen. Initiate home ownership seminars/programs and offer incentives to fill vacant homes/businesses preventing squatters and fostering renewed community.

Q: Has the city of Charleston become a better or worse place to live in the past five years? How so?

A: Charleston is becoming better with plans for downtown living, urban revitalization and economic development. A renovated Coliseum and Convention Center completed, publication of a BAD Buildings report for West Side renewal, neighborhood meetings with visits from Charleston Police throughout the city, and small business development filling empty storefronts.

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STATE RACES

U.S. SENATE

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  • Joe Manchin (i) (D)
  • Patrick Morrisey (R)
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  • Kendra Fershee (D)
  • David B. McKinley (i) (R)
  • 2ND DISTRICT 3RD DISTRICT
  • Carol Miller (R)
  • Richard Ojeda (D)
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    HOUSE OF DELEGATES

    13TH DISTRICT
  • Scott Brewer (i) (D)
  • Scott Cadle (R)
  • Joshua Higginbotham (i) (R)
  • Todd Mullins (I)
  • 14TH DISTRICT 15TH DISTRICT 22ND DISTRICT
  • Bill Bryant (D)
  • Jeff Eldridge (i) (I)
  • Joseph "Joe" Jeffries (R)
  • Zack Maynard (i) (R)
  • Gary McCallister (D)
  • 32ND DISTRICT
  • Tom Fast (R)
  • Austin Haynes (R)
  • Kayla Kessinger (R)
  • Mel Kessler (D)
  • Luke Lively (D)
  • David “Elliott” Pritt (M)
  • Margaret Anne Staggers (D)
  • 35TH DISTRICT 36TH DISTRICT 37TH DISTRICT 38TH DISTRICT
  • Dianna Graves (i) (R)
  • Thomas R. Tull (D)
  • 39TH DISTRICT 40TH DISTRICT
  • Melissa Riggs Huffman (D)
  • Dean Jeffries (R)
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    Funerals for Saturday, September 21, 2019

    Abodeely, Malakee - 11 a.m., St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Charleston. 

    Ayers, Helen - 11 a.m., Belcher Family Cemetery, Pinch Ridge.

    Backus, Ernest - 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rainelle.

    Bailey, Jerry - 5 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

    Carney Jr., Chester - 2 p.m., Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

    Carter, Blanche - 11 a.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, North Elkview.

    Copen, Louise - Noon, McRoss Baptist Church, McRoss.

    Fizer, Donna - 3 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

    Fowler, Jeannette - 1 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

    Goard II, Mitchell - 5 p.m., Central Community Tabernacle, Charleston.

    Hammack, Barbara - 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

    Kessinger, Wilma - 4 p.m., Canaan Baptist Church, Charleston.

    Knight II, James - 6 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

    Lymon, Daniel - 1 p.m., Grace Bible Church, Charleston.

    McKown, Travis - Noon, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Wallback.

    Miller, Alexander - 4 p.m., Roane County High School, Spencer.

    Mitchell, Emma - 2 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Hurricane.

    Montgomery, Betty - 11 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Charleston.

    Pfeil, Ruth - 2 p.m., Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

    Roush III, George - 12:30 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

    Samuels, Hazel - 1:30 p.m., Dunbar Kingdom Hall, Dunbar.

    Slonaker II, Harvey - Noon, Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

    Starks, Henry - 11 a.m., Lantz Funeral Home, Buckeye.

    Stooke, David - Noon, Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

    Thompson, Thomas - 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

    White, Duane - 1 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

    White, James - 1 p.m., Cedar Grove Middle School, Cedar Grove.

    Woodson Jr., Lewis - 1 p.m., Abundant Life Ministries, Charleston.