Editor's note: As part of our coverage of the May 11 primary election, The Herald-Mail will run question-and-answer stories with the 12 candidates running for three open seats on the Berkeley County (W.Va.) Council. They began Monday and conclude Monday. If you miss one of the stories, go to our website at http://www.herald-mail.com and click on Tristate elections.
The Republican and Democratic parties in the May 11 primary election for Berkeley County (W.Va.) Council each will be nominating three candidates from three magisterial districts for three open seats on County Council (formerly County Commission). The winning nominees must be the top vote-getter in their respective district and among the top three district winners to advance to the general election. The annual salary is $36,960.
Eric C. Carper
Residence: Martinsburg, W.Va.
Profession: Principle broker, Power Mortgage & Financial Solutions
Question No. 1: If elected, what would be your No. 1 priority in office? Why?