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In The News: Charleston mayor recommends Rusty Webb for 17th Ward council seat

Charleston Mayor Danny Jones announced Tuesday that he will recommend that City Council elect Charles “Rusty” Webb to replace John Miller to represent the 17th Ward on City Council.

Webb. a lawyer in Charleston who represented Kanawha County for eight years in the West Virginia House of Delegates, serves on the board of commissioners of the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority and has invested in several properties in the city.

Webb also is a frequent and regular co-host on the mayor’s morning radio talk show, “58 Live” on WCHS radio. Council President Tom Lane will formally nominate Webb for the position next week.

“From his experience with the Legislature, Rusty understands public service, and from his experience with CURA, he has a solid understanding of issues facing our city – especially in terms of economic and community development,” Jones said in a news release. “I know from our conversations on the air – and off – he shares my passion for making Charleston a more attractive place for residents, visitors, businesses and young people.”

Miller resigned this week, citing health issues. At the next meeting of City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the council will vote to fill the unexpired term, which ends following the next city election in November 2018.


By: Jeffrey Morris

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