Voters in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District should choose Talley Sergent to represent them in Congress, because she’s the best choice for the job. They should also choose her because incumbent Congressman Alex Mooney is the wrong choice for the job.
Our Charleston City Council endorsement on Tuesday should have included candidate Jennifer Pharr, a Democrat running for one of the six at-large seats. Pharr is a commercial realtor and property manager, which makes her a local small-business owner.
For the past 25 years, Kanawha County residents have arbitrarily limited their school excess levy, capping what the school system could collect and spend on schools and shortchanging students by about $24 million a year in recent years.
Kanawha County is blessed with a first-rate public library system. It is staffed by professionals. It reaches communities all over the county. It moves and changes with the times.
The proposal called the Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment, or “Amendment 2” on this year’s ballot, raises some legitimate concerns about the independence of West Virginia’s judicial branch by giving control of the state’s judicial budget to the Legislature.
Andy Skidmore was first elected to the Putnam County Commission in 2012. He’s seeking a second six-year term, and there seems no reason he shouldn’t have one.
Readers sometimes tell us that it looks like the Gazette Opinion page simply chooses all Democrats to endorse. That’s not true, but we can see why it might seem that way.
As noted above, experience matters, particularly when electing a justice to serve on the state’s highest court. Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna I. Tabit’s experience and professionalism make her the best choice to fill the other Supreme Court seat (Division 1).