Hall, the Republican challenger, has lived in Dunbar about eight years, and said the town is his home. "Dunbar is my adopted town, and I love it with all my heart," he said.
"I'm not a politician, that's why I'm doing this," he said. "There need to be some changes in this community.
"I have no tolerance for drug activity," he said. "None. But talking about stuff is easy. Doing something about it is different."
Hall said he will do whatever is necessary -- including bringing in outside help -- to fight drugs, clean up Dunbar and attract business. He also wants to expand opportunities for young people, and has a plan for residents to collect aluminum cans and set them aside to raise money for childrens' activities.
"A clean, well-run, efficient, drug-free community is what attracts business," he said.
Incumbent City Clerk Ross Harrison, a Republican, faces no opposition in the primary. He will face Democrat Connie Fulknier, who also has no opposition, in the general election.
Dunbar is divided into four wards, each with two council representatives. In the First Ward, Democratic incumbent Rick Fields and Pam Reynolds are on the ticket. They will face Republican Steve Arnott in June.
On the Second Ward Democratic ticket, three candidates will compete for the two available council seats. Sam Gassaway, Doug Fleishman and Dana Hayes are running. The winners will face Republican incumbent Harold Craigo in June.
In the Third Ward, Democratic incumbent Tom Bailey and Republican incumbent Connie Thompson face no opposition.
In the city's Fourth Ward, incumbent council members Gail Harper and Everette Sullivan, both Democrats, are on the ticket. They will face no Republican opposition in June.
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