Marvin Robinson for Mayor
I’ve been listening, and Beckleyan's are worried.
Our next mayor will faces some big challenges.
We’ve come a long way as a city in the past twenty years, there’s no doubt.
But we need that hope and progress to be felt in every corner, in every neighborhood, no matter how much you make or how long you’ve been in Beckley.
We’ll know that Beckley is at its best - and truly most livable - when every Beckleyan can find a place to live and a good job, when our commutes are short and our air is clean, when we protect our open spaces as quickly as we develop, and when your voices are heard.
My name is Marvin Robinson,
and I’m running to be your mayor.
Though we can all name the great things about our community and the people here, too many folks are feeling priced out, talked over, left out or forgotten. People are wondering what “livability” means for them.
As Beckley grows, we need our local government to be transparent and our leaders accessible. We need to talk about how decisions are made and why, and that should never be a mystery.
We need to embrace bolder, more urgent solutions for infrastructure, business, traffic and congestion to keep Beckley livable for everyone, in every neighborhood.
And we need to engage more everyday people in that conversation, from start to finish.
We know all too well how other cities have fallen behind growth, let down their residents, and tried to change course with too little, too late. Well, it’s not too late for Beckley.
Our best days are still ahead of us, if we have the courage to be humble, let go of old grudges and work together - with everyone - to keep Beckley- Beckley.
I remain convinced that when you love a place, you work hard to leave it better. I believe that listening is a strength and open, low-ego collaboration improves decisions.
And when you know that people are feeling left out of our city’s prosperity, you have an obligation to change that however you can.
I am the right choice. Go ahead, Raise your voice.
- Over 45 years of business experience
- Over 30 years of law enforcement experience
- Over 29 years of military experience
- Former Army senior instructor/writer with the U S Army Chemical- Biological- Radiological- Nuclear (CBRN) Chemical Core
- Master’s Degree in Leadership (Marshall University)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Bluefield State)
- Numerous specialized schools throughout my law enforcement and military career