Last Meeting for Nine Huntington City Council Members

by Tony E. Rutherford, News Editor

Nine Huntington City Council members will say "goodbye"  Monday after the results of  November's election.

Mark Bates and Rebecca Thacker have served three consecutive terms. Term limits barred them from running.

Judy Clark lost her reelection bid in District 1, as did Tonia Page in District 5.   Charlie McComas, Tom McGuffin and Carol Polan did not seek reelection.

Ted Kluemper Jr. appointed to fill an unexpired term in District 9 lost in the primary. Ally Layman lost  to Dale Anderson, Jr.. Incumbent Charlie Shaw lost to Tia "Fix" Rumbaugh in District 3. 

Newcomers to council are Todd Sweeney Jr., District 2,  Teresa Johnson, District 5, Holly Smith Mount, District 6, Pat Jones, District 8, Tyler Bowen, District 1,  and DuRon Jackson, at-large. 

Long-time Cabell County politico Bob Bailey won the election to the other at-large seat.  

Retaining their seats were vice chairman Mike Shockey, District 7, and current council vice-chairman,  and Jennifer Wheeler, District 4.