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Candidate profile: Naomi Bays, Charleston City Council, At Large

Naomi Bays (D)

Charleston

Education: West Virginia State University

Occupation: Small business owner

Gazette Opinion:

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

A: Public health focuses on community health and prevention of diseases. Public health and medicine are established on evidence-based practices. We rely on our doctors, nurses and pharmacists to give us proven advice. All community members should be afforded access to evidence-based public health programs used to combat epidemics.

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

A: The bike pathway along part of Kanawha Boulevard is a wonderful asset to the community. Expansion will provide a safe path and recreation for the public. Construction of the pathway is supported as grant monies and other investments are available. Connecting neighborhoods to one another will build upon Charleston’s vibrancy.

Daily Mail Opinion:

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

A: The Charleston Police Department is on the right track with the current initiatives. Additional beat cops in various business and residential neighborhoods and deterrence through environmental design were reoccurring themes in POP (Problem-Oriented Policing) Center guides. Develop larger educational media campaign for “Give Where it Counts” and “See Something, Say Something” initiatives.

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

A: Charleston has shown great improvements in the last five years: beautiful walkways, redesigned Civic Center, arts and cultural events, free live music events, diverse restaurants and shops, more recreational activities and improved parking. And many more plans have began and are taking shape. These amenities attract businesses and families.

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  • Kendra Fershee (D)
  • 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)
  • 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)
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  • Dianna Graves (i) (R)
  • Thomas R. Tull (D)
  • 39TH DISTRICT 40TH DISTRICT
  • Melissa Riggs Huffman (D)
  • Dean Jeffries (R)
  • Local Races

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    Funerals for Sunday, September 22, 2019

    Browning, Thelma - 1 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

    Cooper, Corey- 2 p.m., Henson & Kitchen Funeral Mortuary, Huntington.

    Pennington, Connie- 2 p.m., White Cemetery, Danese. 

    Waybright, Gerald- 3:30 p.m., Pickens Cemetery, Pickens. 

    Young, Susan- 3 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.