Charleston mayor re-elected to 4th term

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mayor Danny Jones was voted to a historic fourth term.

Jones, a Republican, was re-elected with 62 percent of the vote to Democrat Paul Monroe’s 34 percent. Slightly more than 3 percent of the votes went to independent candidate William Carpenter.

Jones has served as Charleston’s mayor since 2003 and previously said this fourth four-year term will be his last one.

The Charleston city council winners were as follows:

Ward 1: Bernard Slater – Democrat
Ward 2: Bobby Haas – Democrat
Ward 3: Chuck Overstreet – Democrat
Ward 4: James Ealy – Democrat
Ward 5: Jeanine Rose Faegre – Democrat
Ward 6: Edward Talkington – Democrat
Ward 7: Archie Chestnut – Democrat
Ward 8: Cubert Smith – Independent
Ward 9: Mary Beth Hoover – Democrat
Ward 10: Keeley Steele – Democrat
Ward 11: Shannon Snodgrass – Democrat
Ward 12: Susan Kortz Salisbury – Republican
Ward 13: Brent Burton – Republican
Ward 14: Courtney Persinger – Republican
Ward 15: Samuel Minardi – Democrat
Ward 16: Bobby Reishman – Republican
Ward 17: John Miller – Republican
Ward 18: Richard A. Burka – Republican
Ward 19: Jack E. Harrison – Democrat
Ward 20: Mike Clowser – Democrat

The at-large council winners included five Democrats—Andy Richardson, Mary Jean Davis, Becky Ceperley, Jerry Ware and Karan Ireland—and Republican Tom Lane.

Republican Anne Charnock ran unopposed for the office of municipal judge, while Democrat Victor Grigoraci was also unopposed in the race for treasurer.

Voter turnout for Charleston’s city election was 14.6 percent, according to city officials.





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