CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Dunbar residents will pick a new mayor and elect other city officials Tuesday.
Lifelong Dunbar resident and former Public Works Director Terry Greenlee, a Democrat, will face Republican Michael Hall in the mayor's race Tuesday. Mayor Jack Yeager, first appointed in 2008 to fill the unexpired term of former mayor Roger Wolfe, did not run for re-election.
Greenlee, longtime city public works director, has said he wants to revitalize Dunbar's downtown business district, expand programs for the city's children and senior citizens and create recreational opportunities to bring visitors to town.
Hall has said he is no politician, but will do anything necessary to wipe out drugs, clean up Dunbar and bring in new business.
In other city races, incumbent City Clerk Ross Harrison, a Republican, will face Democrat Connie Fulknier in a re-election bid. Fulknier is Dunbar's former parks and recreation director.
City Council races in two of Dunbar's four wards are contested. Each ward will elect two council members.
In the First Ward, incumbent Councilman Rick Fields, a Democrat, will face Democrat Pam Reynolds and Republican Steve Arnott for two available council seats. In the Second Ward, incumbent Councilman Harold Craigo, a Republican, will face Democrats Doug Fleshman and Dana Hayes and Independent candidate Betty Ross for the two seats.
Races in the third and fourth wards are uncontested.
In the Third Ward, incumbent Councilwoman Connie Thompson, a Republican, and incumbent Councilman Tom Bailey will be re-elected. Neither faced opposition in Dunbar's primary and general elections.
In the Fourth Ward, incumbents Everette Sullivan and Gail Harper, both Democrats, also faced no opposition in the primary or general election. Both will be re-elected.
Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.Reach Rusty Marks at rustyma...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215.