Question #1: What kind of development do you see as appropriate/inappropriate for this county? Please give specific examples. How would you directly involve yourself in development projects?
Gandee, Debra Jo Galford
Groseclose, Jesse A.
Mr. Walker did not respond to Eight Rivers Council by the deadline.
To properly advance development in our local community we need a voice to advocate for them at the local and state level. I will be that advocate. The citizens of Pocahontas County have the right to economic growth (a strong economy creates jobs), to raise a healthy family, and lead a productive, fulfilling life. I envision an innovative, accountable county government that delivers on its public commitments smartly and transparently, while harnessing the power of technology. Technology is crucial to the sustainability and growth of our community. Lack of reliable high speed internet services has a direct impact on our schools and the services offered to students, businesses suffer and our opportunities for economic expansion are halted. As a result, every citizen of Pocahontas County suffers. I have helped lead efforts in our state legislature with Governor Tomblin, State Senators as well as the House of Delegates to bring a reliable high speed internet infrastructure to Pocahontas County as well as West Virginia as a whole. I have been involved in efforts to bring additional businesses to Pocahontas County that utilize the resources we have here as well as serving on the Convention and Visitors Bureau to ensure that our tourism industry flourishes. In addition, I will work to eliminate wasteful spending, continue to promote our tourism visibility, and continue to place an emphasis on promoting and growing current occupations that harnesses the resources right here in Pocahontas County.