Councilmember Emmett Pepper

Campaign Update from Emmett

We won the very competitive primary! Now we need to win the general election, too!

The election is on Tuesday, November 8. I’ve visited with hundreds of Charleston residents walking door-to-door, and I’m hard at work on City Council. Charleston will now have a new Small Business Liaison, and I closed a loophole that is causing more vacant and abandoned properties in the city.

I hope I can count on your vote.


Endorsed by Charleston Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO

Endorsed in the primary by the Charleston Gazette-Mail
(general election endorsements not yet available)

Endorsed by International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local #217

Endorsed by the West Virginia Working Families Party

Let’s build the Charleston we want to see – together.

From creating Charleston’s Green Team to addressing dilapidated buildings, supporting small businesses, and cutting government waste, when Councilman Emmett Pepper sees an opportunity to improve Charleston, he takes it.

Latest News

Emmett spoke on fixing the problem of vacant and abandoned properties and new ways to support small businesses in Charleston at the Charleston City Council At-Large Forum, hosted by Charleston Main Streets and WCHS.

WIN! The bill passed with a unanimous vote: Emmett was featured in the Charleston Gazette-Mail for his vacant and abandoned properties bill, saying, “Open buildings that can be easily accessed from outside should have higher fees, because the cost to taxpayers from problems in those homes is higher.”

WIN! Emmett successfully advocated to add a new position to the City of Charleston, a Small Business Liaison to support local area businesses. The Liaison is part of Charleston’s new budget, effective July 1.

From Charleston, For Charleston

Meet Councilmember Emmett Pepper

Councilmember Emmett Pepper
was born and raised on Charleston’s
West Side and is a community
advocate who is passionate about
government efficiency, economic
diversification, and expanding cultural
He is raising his son Adlai alongside his wife, Emma, on the East End in Charleston.

We’re in motion!

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We’re Working Together to Create a New Kind of Future

A better future for Charleston starts with people. Emmett is advancing the kinds of policies that keep our community health and wealth as top priorities.

  • Creating Momentum for Economic Development and Diversification
  • Helping Charleston Families
  • Making Our Community Sustainable