I’m Emmett Pepper, a committed resident and councilman living in Charleston, WV.

I am working alongside residents to make Charleston a place for families to visit, live, work, start a business, and stay – for the long term. We’re in this together, let’s make Charleston everything we want it to be.

Emmett Pepper is an at-large member of the Charleston, West Virginia, City Council, serving on the Ordinances & Rules and Environment & Recycling committees. Emmett lives in the East End neighborhood with his wife, Emma, and son Adlai.

I grew up in the West Side, East End, and South Hills neighborhoods, and frequently visited my grandmother in Kanawha City. I graduated from George Washington High School in 1995 and received my bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, later graduating from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.

After clerking as a writ clerk with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, I began splitting my time between the Pepper and Nason law firm and the non-profit Energy Efficient West Virginia.

I am an active member of this community and serve as a board member for the West Virginia International Film Festival, where I worked closely with the team that founded the Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema in 2017. I was also instrumental in establishing the citizen-led Green Team for the City of Charleston and served as the first Chair.

I’m working hard for all residents in Charleston. See what I stand for over on my Issues web page »