Huntington needs Williams
We have previously made it clear that we support the re-election of Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and Council-at-Large candidate Bob Bailey. Both are Democrats.
Williams has led the city through difficult times and only now is a bright future being displayed on the horizon.
From winning national awards to serving as a model for other cities in handling drug-related problems, the Williams record is impressive. Economic development in areas otherwise neglected for years is coming soon to a corner near you.
To serve efficiently, the mayor needs a hard-working, dedicated council.
We have already recommended Bailey for one of the two council-at-large seats. The longtime public servant brings wisdom and vast governmental experience to.the table. He is a valuable asset for city government.
With some reservations for having been involved in part of the Huntington social media circus, we endorse Republican Joshua Garnes for the second spot. His business sense and enthusiasm will benefit Huntington.
We support Democrat Joyce Clark in Ward One; Democrat Stephanie Heck in Two; Democrat Tia Rumbaugh in Three; Democrat Jennifer Wheeler in Four; Democrat Teresa Johnson in Five; Democrat Holly Mounts in Six; Democrat Mike Shockley in Seven; Republican Linda Blough the Highlawn activist in Ward Eight; and Democrat Ally Layman, another community activist, in Ward Nine.
We’re convinced this bipartisan group can lead Huntington to a brighter day. We urge your vote and support for them all.