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Candidate profile: Robert E. Sheets, Charleston City Council, Ward 8

Robert Sheets (D)

Charleston

Education: University of Charleston, B.A.

Occupation: retired

Gazette Opinion:

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.

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  • Carol Miller (R)
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  • Scott Brewer (i) (D)
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  • Todd Mullins (I)
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  • Bill Bryant (D)
  • Jeff Eldridge (i) (I)
  • Joseph "Joe" Jeffries (R)
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  • 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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  • Melissa Riggs Huffman (D)
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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.