INWOOD, W.Va. -- Berkeley County Democratic Executive Committee member Matthew Barney has announced his candidacy for the Berkeley County Council.
The 30-year-old Inwood-area native said in a news release that he hopes to draw from his years of experience working in Jefferson and Berkeley county government to bring about positive change.
Barney currently works as an appraiser in Jefferson County Assessor Angela L. "Angie" Banks' office.
"Policy made at the county level directly impacts the lives of citizens every day, so I believe it is critical that local government be transparent, efficient and responsive," Barney said in the news release.
If elected, Barney said he would focus on improving communication between elected officials and greater fiscal responsibility by "reining in wasteful spending and smarter use of technologies in county government."