RACE FOR MAYOR Huntington Mayor Race: Candidates Speak Out
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Matt Durrett
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Sep. 18, 2012 3:16 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 19, 2012 8:13 AM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
The election is less than two months away and one of the most contested local races is for the Mayor's seat. Incumbent Kim Wolfe is a former patrolman with Huntington Police Department and a Cabell County Sheriff. Wolfe has spent the past four years as Mayor. Wolfe's latest accomplishment is working with the Governor and the National Guard to help rid the Fairfield West area of dilapidated structures. Wolfe said, "Violent crime is down 39% and property crime is down 38%. The police department is doing a great job. We've also seen jobs grow to 600."
Wolfe's opponent, Steve Williams, is a finance consultant and member on city council. Williams says he can move Huntington in a better direction. Williams said, "I have a vision that can take us beyond muddling. I have experience. If you're looking for economic development, I've built it. If we need help in the legislature, I'm a former legislator. Nobody who's running for this office has the level of experience I have."
Two public servants vying for a seat to continue to lead Huntington in the right direction.
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