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Candidate profile: Jeremy Nelson, Charleston City Council, At Large

Jeremy Nelson (R)

Charleston

Education: West Virginia State College, Business Administration

Occupation: Director of Operations, Moses Auto Group

Gazette Opinion:

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

A: Charleston is at the epicenter of a nationwide opioid epidemic. Those struggling with an addiction deserve help. This does not mean we sacrifice our city with a program like Kanawha Charleston Health Department's needle exchange program.

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

A: Recreation and taking advantage of the riverfront should be on the forefront of any candidate's platform. It begs the question though of how it gets paid for and therein lies the problem. Public or private funding -- we have to find a way to capitalize on the Kanawha River.

Daily Mail Opinion:

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

A: Charleston’s harm reduction program and the family reunification program attempted to try to resolve this problem. We have not taken extreme measures quick enough. Aggressive tactics like tearing down abandoned structures, more aggressive loitering laws, and reducing or eliminating social services to identified criminal transient vagrants is a must.

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

A: Charleston is a great place to live. The newly remodeled Coliseum and Convention Center, Haddad Riverfront Park, Festivall, a revival of the West Side are a few of the things I enjoy and take advantage of. We have a lot to be proud of, but moreover an exciting future with new leadership.

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  • David B. McKinley (i) (R)
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  • Carol Miller (R)
  • Richard Ojeda (D)
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  • Scott Brewer (i) (D)
  • Scott Cadle (R)
  • Joshua Higginbotham (i) (R)
  • Todd Mullins (I)
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  • 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)
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  • Dianna Graves (i) (R)
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  • Melissa Riggs Huffman (D)
  • Dean Jeffries (R)
  • Local Races

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    Funerals Today, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Childers, Margaret - 1:30 p.m., Ravenswood Cemetery.

    Duppstadt, David - 11 a.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

    Farris, John - 2 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

    Lehew, Anna - 2 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

    Manley, Alice - Noon, Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Campbells Creek.

    McLaughlin, Gary - 1 p.m., Maranatha Baptist Church, Charleston.

    Siders, Joan - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

    Snead, Ruby - 1 p.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.