Business, community, faith and civic leaders throughout Lewisburg have recently given their public endorsement of the Lewisburg Citizens\u2019 Party candidates currently running for city council. Business owner Sparrow Huffman, Reverend Chris Thompson, Council member Beverly White and longtime Lewisburg resident Larry Davis publicly announced that they will support the Lewisburg Citizen\u2019s Party ticket when heading to the polls on June 13.\r\n\r\nMembers of the Lewisburg Citizens\u2019 Party include Mark Etten and Heather Blake who are currently running for re-election to City Council, Kim Morgan Dean who is running for her first term on City Council, and Shannon Beatty who is running for re-election as City Recorder, a position she has held more for than 10 years.\r\n\r\n\u201cI am proud to be a small business owner in Lewisburg, West Virginia. I\u2019m proud to live in a place where my elected officials share common goals. And I\u2019ll be proud when I cast my vote for the Lewisburg Citizens\u2019 Party, which over the last 10 years has helped my businesses and the town that I love to grow and thrive,\u201d said Sparrow Huffman, co-owner of Stardust Cafe and the General Lewis Inn & Restaurant in Lewisburg.\r\n\r\nSince opening Stardust Cafe in 2005, Huffman said, she has watched as Lewisburg\u2019s Citizens\u2019 Party has worked to improve Lewisburg, making it a beautiful, safe people where people want to live, work and visit. And if it wasn\u2019t for the support she receives from City Council, which Lewisburg\u2019s Citizens\u2019 Party has led over the past 10 years, Sparrow said, she and her husband Aaron wouldn\u2019t have purchased the General Lewis Inn & Restaurant in Lewisburg.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe would not have started a second business in this area if we did not think that the city government was 100 percent behind us,\u201d Sparrow said. \u201cI know that Citizens\u2019 Party representatives, like Heather Blake, Mark Etten, Kim Morgan Dean, and Shannon Beatty are invested in the work I am doing here because they continue to make improvements to our town and create policies to incentivize growth.\u201d\r\n\r\nIf you ask faith leader and Air Force veteran Reverend Chris Thompson why he and his family moved to Lewisburg, he\u2019ll tell you it wasn\u2019t his choice.\r\n\r\n\u201cLewisburg chose us,\u201d Thompson said. \u201cA major part of this was the inclusive nature and transparency of the community. That\u2019s a direct result of how Lewisburg is governed. I want that to continue! And it will with the excellent candidates who have offered themselves on the Citizens\u2019 Party.\u201d\r\n\r\nLarry Davis has been a longtime member of the Lewisburg community. He moved here in the late \u201870s to take a teaching job at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, shortly after its opening. Since his arrival, Larry has been an active member of the community and avid participant in Lewisburg\u2019s performing arts programs.\r\n\r\n\u201cDuring the forty years that I have lived here, the betterment of Lewisburg as a desirable place to live has come at an ever increasing pace,\u201d Larry Davis said. \u201cThis acceleration of livability over recent years has been aided by the band of people on the Lewisburg City Council. I like their ideals and goals, their passion and compassion. I\u2019ll vote my conscience and proclaim \u2018Viva The Citizens\u2019 Party!\u2019\u201d\r\n\r\nCouncilmember Beverly White can list off the many projects and iniatives that the Lewisburg Citizens\u2019 Party have enacted over the last 10 years to make Lewisburg a beautiful and welcoming place for people to live in and visit. But she knows there\u2019s so much left to do.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe do have much work to do and this is the team to make things happen,\u201d White said of Lewisburg\u2019s Citizens\u2019 Party. \u201cWe have been blessed with so much success in keeping Lewisburg in such a positive light. Its because of the hard work of our citizens, employees, our volunteers, mayor and council working together that this work gets done.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Lewisburg Citizens\u2019 Party has proudly led Lewisburg\u2019s City Council over the last 10 years. By building new sidewalks in downtown, making major park improvements to Dorie Miller & Hollowell Parks, coordinating with local businesses to add fun new events, and developing the Green Space with the popular Play Fountain, Lewisburg Citizens\u2019 Party has worked to develop a clean, attractive city and to create a place that people want to live in and visit.