Jerry Tucker (L)
Education: Capital High School, BridgeValley Community and Technical College
Occupation: IT Specialist
Q: Do you support evidence-based programs to protect public health during the drug abuse crisis?
A: I support evidence-based decisions. When it comes to matters of health, we should let science and evidence guide our decisions. We should not let politics guide decisions of that nature.
Q: Would you support expanding the bike pathway along Kanawha Boulevard?
A: Yes, I support an expansion of bike paths across the city including the Boulevard. Making our city more accessible with dedicated bike lanes will boost a sense of unity across our neighborhoods, increase public health, and increase proven economic opportunities. I am in favor of a fiscally responsible bike-share program.
Daily Mail Opinion:
Q: How should the city address the issue of criminal transient individuals?
A: Addressing the easy access of drugs will make Charleston much less attractive to transient criminals. I am cautiously optimistic the new “Project Charleston” will assist with this issue and not create a vacuum for a new criminal element. I favor working with our court system to end the revolving door.
A: Has the city of Charleston become a better or worse place to live in the past five years? How so?
A: Our city has become a worse place to live. Excessive crime has affected how everyone goes about their lives, people are leaving, and many in our leadership have not thought outside the box enough to create an economy that is friendly, diverse, and accessible.