By Sarah Richardson
On Monday, May 20, the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce hosted a community forum at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds for Lewisburg City Council and mayoral candidates. The public was invited to attend and submit questions, and the Cecil H. Underwood Building had most tables occupied with interested citizens wanting to hear the stances of local candidates on issues such as Ordinance 254, commonly known as “the bathroom bill”; funding the new water plant; local business development; and more.
On the Citizen’s Party ticket is mayoral candidate Beverly White, Edward Johns and Sarah Elkins both running for open four-year terms on city council, and incumbent Arron Seams running for a two-year term. With the Lewisburg People’s Party is mayoral candidate Mark Carver, Tom Shannon and Martha Hilton running for four-year council terms, and Joe Taylor running for a two-year term.
The first question asked the mayoral candidates what their plans are to utilize the Lewisburg Foundation during their administration. Both White and Carver had praise for the group, with White saying, “they do a wonderful job,” and that the council is…