Scott Kernan Announces Candidacy for New Martinsville City Council
My name is Scott Kernan and I am running for New Martinsville 6th Ward city Council. I am a graduate of Magnolia high School and have been married to Julie Walter Kernan for twenty years, we have a daughter who will be senior this fall at Magnolia High School.
I am a native of Wetzel County and have lived in New Martinsville for the past twenty-five years. I am one of the first 911 dispatchers hired by Wetzel County 911 and served as a 911 dispatcher for 18 years. I worked with Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement on implementing dispatch polices under the direction of the 911 Director to provide the quickest and safest response to the citizens and visitors in the county. Also, during my time as a 911 dispatcher I also volunteered for Wetzel County Emergency Management, serving as Deputy Director for 16 years. My time working 911 and Emergency Management gave me the opportunity to work with local, state and federal officials during natural or manmade disasters so all citizens of Wetzel County would get the help and/or supplies in their time of need.
I presently work for Williams at a compressor station located in Wetzel County. If given the opportunity to represent the citizens of New Martinsville I will be their voice to address any and all concerns to the best of my ability. I will work with the mayor and other city council members to help keep a balanced budget in all departments and while helping to continue to improve services provided in the city.