Jennifer Wheeler-Newhouse is currently the only candidate pre-filed to run for Huntington mayor, and she is already working hard. Wheeler’s campaign has taken space at 941 4th Avenue (formerly The Peanut Shoppe).
Wheeler is a former chair of Huntington City Council. On her campaign website (withwheelerwewin.com) she outlines several initiatives for the city including improving sidewalks, increase lighting, focusing on public safety and neighborhood police presence, eliminating slum and blight and enhancing Huntington’s housing stock.
Other candidates have been rumored to be running for the city’s top position. Those include City Manager Hank Dial, Magistrate Dan Ferguson, and Delegate Sean Hornbuckle.