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Huntington City Council Member Joyce Clark

Joyce Clark

Council District: 1

840 Camden Road | 304.429.4032
joyceclarkwva@aim.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired Executive Director, Wayne County Habitat for Humanity

Education: Indiana University

Year Elected: 2012

Community Involvement:

  • Huntington Housing Authority, Commissioner
  • Housing Development Corporation, board member
  • Wayne County Economic Development Authority, board secretary
  • Westmoreland Woman's Club, past president
  • Westmoreland Neighborhood Association, past president

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
We have access to world class health care, education and civic opportunities; entertainment venues; and a beautiful park system with hiking and bike trails. We are in close proximity to state parks, lakes and river, and our Police and Fire Departments are exceptional. Huntington has small town, friendly neighborhoods with the big city atmosphere downtown.

Huntington City Council Member Charles McComas

Charles McComas

Council District: 2

2202 Jefferson Avenue | 304.429.6260 or 304.730.3021
mccomasc@cityofhuntington.com
fuzzyduck@comcast.net

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired from West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration

Education: Graduate of Huntington High School; attended Marshall University

Year Elected: 2016

Community Involvement:

  • Served on Cabell County Deputy Sheriff’s Civil Service Board
  • Member of TTA Board of Directors

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
The people are genuine. We also have a beautiful parks system and riverfront, world-class health care and first-class restaurants.

Huntington City Council Member Alex Vence

Alex Vence (Vice Chairman)

Council District: 3

910 4th Avenue, Suite 1401 | 304.942.6060
vencea@cityofhuntington.com
alex@thewestvirginiabuilding.com

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Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Real estate development

Education: Marshall University

Year Elected: 2016

Community Involvement:

  • Toy Train of West Virginia
  • Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Executive Board of Directors
  • CONTACT Rape Crisis Center

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
I enjoy living in Huntington because of its small-city feel combined with big-city amenities. Huntington is home to a world-class art museum, its own symphony orchestra and a vibrant downtown. The people of Huntington are kind and they are passionate about the future of their city. I am proud to call Huntington home.

Huntington City Council Member Jennifer Wheeler

Jennifer Wheeler

Council District: 4

233 10th Avenue West | 304.416.4167
wheelerj@cityofhuntington.com

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Party Affiliation: Republican

Profession: Manager, Cabell County Assessor's Office

Education: Master's Degree

Year Elected: 2016

Community Involvement:

  • Mayor's Council for the Arts
  • Junior League of Huntington
  • Toy Train of West Virginia
  • Generation Huntington (chairwoman)
  • Ambassador and board member for Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Board member for Create Huntington
  • Board member for TEAM for WV Children
  • Board member for Girls on the Run

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
Besides having all the amenities of a big city with the charm of a small town, it’s the people that I love the most. To be a Huntingtonian is to be kind, caring, compassionate and proud. Huntington is America’s Best Community!

Tonia Kay Page

Council District: 5

1751 9th Avenue | 304.654.8627
paget@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired

Year Elected: 2016

Community Involvement:

  • Mayor's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
It's a wonderful place for seniors and an equally wonderful place to raise children.

Huntington City Council Member Mark A. Bates

Mark A. Bates (Chairman)

Council District: 6

1636 Crestmont Drive | 304.736.8999
mbates@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Republican

Profession: Automobile Dealer/Rental Car Franchise, owner

Education: Barboursville High School (1981), Marshall University (Marketing, Finance)

Year Elected: 2008 (re-elected in 2012)

Community Involvement:

  • Huntington Municipal Development Authority
  • City Council Vice Chairman, 2009-2010
  • City Council Chairman, 2011-2014, 2016-present

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
Our park system, the YMCA, plenty of outdoor and indoor activities, the arts, the riverfront and local/small town feel of living in a planned city.

Huntington City Council Member Mike Shockley

Mike Shockley

Council District: 7

455 Norway Avenue | 304.633.0289
shockleym@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Director of Sales, Holiday Inn & Suites

Education: BBA in marketing, Marshall University

Year Elected: 2016

Community Involvement:

  • MU Quarterback Club board member
  • Vice president/coach for Southeastern Babe Ruth
  • Huntington Classic Regatta
  • Huntington Rotary Club
  • Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Chapter at Marshall University

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
The community. I'm a lifelong resident with family and friends here.

Huntington City Council Member Tom McGuffin

Tom McGuffin

Council District: 8

2780 North Staunton Road | 304.417.2953
mcguffint@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired

Year Elected: 2012

Community Involvement:

  • YMCA
  • Elks

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
The friendly people.

Huntington City Council Member Tina Brooks

Tina Brooks

Council District: 9

109 Elwood Avenue | 304.521.8122
brookst@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Year Elected: 2016

Huntington City Council Member Rebecca Thacker

Rebecca Thacker

Council District: At-Large

2989 Chase Street | 304.429.2655
rthacker@cityofhuntington.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: City Council Member

Education: Graduate of Fairland High School

Year Elected: 2008 (re-elected in 2012)

Community Involvement:

  • Neighborhood Institute
  • Tri-State Transit Authority
  • Goodwill Industry Board of Directors

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
I like living here with my family because it is home. I like being on the City Council and the committees because I can help make the city better.

Huntington City Council Member Carol Polan

Carol Polan

Council District: At-Large

816 Hibner Avenue | 304.633.2014
polanc@cityofhuntington.com
ccpolan@comcast.net

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired

Education: Graduate of West Virginia State University

Year Elected: 2016

Community Involvement:

  • League of Women Voters of Huntington
  • Cabell County Democratic Women's Club
  • AARP of Huntington

What do you like most about living in Huntington?
Five generations of my family currently live in Huntington. This provides me a wonderful experience of activity geared at all age ranges. It's a great place to live.