Robert Sheets (D)
Education: University of Charleston, B.A.
Q: Do you support evidence-based programs to protect public health during the drug abuse crisis?
A: Yes. When I fought crime/drugs successfully in my neighborhood in the 1990s, I also advocated for drug rehabilitation facilities locally so that those addicted could get help here, not out of state.
Q: Would you support expanding the bike pathway along Kanawha Boulevard?
A: Yes, if funding can be found. I advocated for bike paths in the 1970s along side of the interstates that were being built at the time.
Daily Mail Opinion:
Q: How should the city address the issue of criminal transient individuals?
A: Over the last year Charleston has addressed this problem by sending back about 180 people. By following through on outstanding warrants, we can do even more.
Q: Has the city of Charleston become a better or worse place to live in the past five years? How so?
A: That is debatable. With the state's economy the way it is, Charleston has held up fairly well. We all want to make it a better city.
Note: The ballot for Ward 8 will also list the name of Cubert Smith. Former Councilman Smith died on September 30.