Plants plans to run for Kanawha prosecutor
News Service Dec. 20, 2007, 6:00am
CHARLESTON -- Mark Plants, an assistant prosecutor for Kanawha County and former WVU fullback, filed pre-candidacy papers Dec. 18 to seek the Republican nomination for the office of Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney.
After Bill Charnock's abrupt departure last March, Plants, Steve Revercomb and Don Morris were considered for appointment to the Prosecuting Attorney's position. The Kanawha County Commission chose Steve Revercomb to fill the vacancy.
Revercomb apparently is not planning on seeking the Republican nomination, a press release from Plants said.
"I decided to file after talking with Steve [Revercomb] on numerous occasions," Plants said. "It's pretty clear to me that Steve isn't going to run for the job.
"My goal is to fairly and even-handedly seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Kanawha County and establish a supervised community service program so that criminals can pay their debt to society by cleaning up the cities and towns of Kanawha County."
Plants recently initiated an arrangement in which the Kanawha County Day Report Center supervises individuals convicted of misdemeanors as they perform court ordered community service hours.
Plants is a 2004 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, spent almost 3 years at the law firm of Kay Casto & Chaney practicing civil law and, for the past year, has been an assistant prosecutor for Kanawha County prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor cases.