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, April 26, and conclude Monday, May 3.
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.
Residence: Gerrardstown, W.Va.
Profession: Berkeley County Commissioner
Question No. 1: If elected, what would be your No. 1 priority in office and why?
Answer: "To maintain our operations and provide services to Berkeley County residents would be my No. 1 priority should I be re-elected. This county is going through a two-year period of declining revenue and increasing cost due to reassessment of real estate. We are going to have to be very innovative in how we handle our finances."