Fairmont, WV Racist David Kennedy


FAIRMONT — In a 6-3 vote, Fairmont City Council passed a resolution Tuesday rebuking council member David Kennedy and requesting his resignation in the wake of racial slurs he made on social media.

Mayor Brad Merrifield, Deputy Mayor Philip Mason, council member Tom Mainella, council member Josh Rice, council member Frank Yann and council member Donna Blood voted yes with council members Dora Kay Grubb, Barry Bledsoe and Kennedy voting against the measure.

“Councilmember Karl David Kennedy inimical to his oath of office and diametrically opposed to the stated public policy of the City of Fairmont and his codified responsibility as a duly elected public official of the City of Fairmont brazenly, shamelessly and with total disregard for the rights of others posted on his social media account, Facebook, derogatory, defamatory, and disparaging ethnic and racial slurs for East and Southeast Asians, including person of Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese descent, and the Muslim, Arab, and Sikh, communities, among others, who traditionally wear headdresses such as a turban or headscarf.”


Residents and fellow city council members asked Fairmont City Council Member David Kennedy to resign after he posted racial slurs on social media. I’ve posted the screenshots below. It is shameful that people still speak like this or even think like this. To the individuals in Fairmont, WV who think that this is okay – you are part of the problem. Racism and bigotry is never okay.

David Kennedy of Fairmont, WV made disgusting racist comments on his Facebook and now refuses to resign from his city council position. He is using his military service and his oath to uphold the Constitution as the reason for not doing so. WHAT?

I can’t even believe that Debbie Del Signore would even ask such a question. Mr. Mills asked the racist to resign. Apparently this woman has no issue with the nasty comments made by Kennedy and is VERY MUCH part of the problem.
More information about Kennedy:

Fairmont City Council 1-14-2020

Andrew Mills, a Fairmont community member, asks Fairmont City Councilman David Kennedy to resign due to insensitive remarks Kennedy has made on Facebook.

Gepostet von The Fairmont News am Dienstag, 14. Januar 2020

If you would like to contact David Kennedy and urge him to resign his contact information is

Karl “David” Kennedy

Phone: 304-816-7438
Term Expires: 2022
Email David Kennedy

One comment

  • Linda Grunke

    Tone it down a little Dave. This is totally out of character for u whether in Fairmont or Yakima.

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