District 057 – Ernest Blevins

I moved to Charleston, West Virginia from Georgia in December 2013 with my wife of 21 years and six children. I earned bachelors degrees in Studio Art and Anthropology with minors in music and history from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. I earned my Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art & Design along with a Certificate in Public History from the University of West Georgia., I’m pursuing a Ph.D. in History though the online program at Liberty University.

In the past I was a stagehand for almost 20 years working both union and nonunion jobs – giving me insight on both sides of the labor issues. I currently work in the private sector in cultural resource management and historic preservation after leaving the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office.

Areas of interest to me in state government includes education, historic preservation and conservation, taxes, improving wages, supporting first responders, law enforcement, veterans, supporting and protecting the 2nd amendment.

I also enjoy photography (often of historic places and a lot with work), genealogy, reading history and fiction (well now I often listen to fiction on audio books while driving).