City Council Members

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Charles Mccomas

Council District: 2

2202 Jefferson Avenue | 304.730.3021

mccomasc@huntingtonwv.gov

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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.

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Joyce Clark

Council District: 1

840 Camden Road | 304.638.1565

clarkj@huntingtonwv.gov

joyceclarkwva@aim.com

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired Executive Director, Wayne County Habitat for Humanity

Education: Indiana University

Year Elected: 2012 (re-elected 2016)

Administration and Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Economic and Community Development Committee, Neighborhood Institute

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?

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.

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Charles Shaw

Council District: 3

406 8th Ave. | 304.697.1451

shawc@huntingtonwv.gov

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Pastor

Education: Life Christian University

Year Elected: Appointed in March 2020 to fill unexpired term

  • Recovery Point Board of Directors
  • Workforce WV Board of Directors
  • United Way of the River Cities Board of Directors
  • Recovered Solutions Board of Directors
  • Quick Response Team faith coordinator
  • Fairfield Community Development Corp. Board of Directors

What do you like most about living in Huntington?

Huntington offers a wide range of things to do for children, young adults, families and senior citizens.

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Jennifer Wheeler

Council District: 4

800 Fifth Avenue, P. O. Box 1659 | 304.416.4167

wheelerj@huntingtonwv.gov

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Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Director of Development, Huntington Museum of Art

Education: Master's Degree

Year Elected: 2016

Community Involvement:

  • Tri-State Transit Authority Board of Directors (secretary)
  • Mayor's Council for the Arts
  • Arts Advocacy Council
  • Generation Huntington/YPC
  • Southside Neighborhood Organization
  • Women's Caucus for Leadership
  • Junior League of Huntington - Sustainer
  • Toy Train of West Virginia
  • Huntington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau volunteer
  • Awards: MU Distinguished Alumni, Chamber of Commerce-Generation Huntington Award, Neighborhood Institute of Huntington Award (Public Safety)

What do you like most?

Besides having all the amenities of a big city with the charm of a small town, it is 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!

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Tonia Kay Page

Council District: 5

1751 9th Avenue | 304.654.8627

paget@huntingtonwv.gov

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired

Education:

Year Elected: 2016

Community Involvement:

  • Mayor's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

What do you like most?

It's a wonderful place for seniors and an equally wonderful place to raise children.

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Mark A. Bates (Chairman)

Council District: 6

1120 9th Street | 304.736.8999

batesm@huntingtonwv.gov

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 & 2016)

Public Safety, Planning and Zoning Committee, Municipal Development Authority

Community Involvement:

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

What do you like most?

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. 

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Mike Shockley (Vice Chairman)

Council District: 7

2722 Washington Boulevard | 304.633.0289

shockleym@huntingtonwv.gov

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?

The community. I'm a lifelong resident with family and friends here.

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Tom McGuffin

Council District: 8

2780 North Staunton Road | 304.417.2953

mcguffint@huntingtonwv.gov

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired

Education:

Year Elected: 2012 (re-elected 2016)

Public Works Committee, Personnel Committee, Recreation Committee, Solid Waste Management

Community Involvement:

  • YMCA
  • Elks

What do you like most?

The friendly people.

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Ted V. Kluemper Jr

Council District: 9

3134 Sumner Avenue | 304.522.9728

tvkluemper@comcast.net

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired, owner of Ted V. Kluemper Insurance Agency from 1966-2018

Education: Riverside Military Academy & Marshall University

Year Elected: Appointed to vacant seat in August 2019 (Term ends Dec. 31, 2020)

Community Involvement:

  • Huntington Rotary Club President 2009-2010 and current member
  • Boy Scouts Member of the Executive Board 
  • Member of Finance Committee at Our Lady of Fatima 
  • Member of City Club 
  • Member of YMCA

What do you like most?

We live in the best place in the world to raise children, to live as a child and to live as you get older.

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Rebecca Howe

Council District: At-Large

601 6th Street | 304.939.6020

hower@huntingtonwv.gov

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: City Council Member

Education: Graduate of Fairland High School

Year Elected: 2008 (re-elected in 2012 & 2016)

Recreation Committee, Neighborhood Institute

Community Involvement:

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

What do you like most?

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. 

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Carol Polan

Council District: At-Large

816 Hibner Avenue | 304.633.2014

polanc@huntingtonwv.gov

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Profession: Retired

Education: Graduate of West Virginia State University

Year Elected: 2016

Administration & Finance

Community Involvement:

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

What do you like most?

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.