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Election candidate profile: Frances Jackson

May. 03, 2012 @ 10:50 PM

The 2012 West Virginia primary election is Tuesday, May 8. We are running profiles from candidates who have filled out our questionnaire. For answers to more questions from this candidate and others, visit Herald-Dispatch.com. Click Elections, then Local Races. If a candidate has submitted his or her profile information and questions, the candidate's name will be a blue hyperlink to that information. Candidates' replies appear as they were submitted and have not been edited.

NAME: Frances Jackson

CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington City Council District 3

PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Huntington


EDUCATION: Cabell County Schools, attended Marshall University, Institute of Labor Studies.@ WVU 4 years.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION (INCLUDE SPECIFIC YEARS SERVED): City Council 1997-2001, City Council 2005-Present, Chairman Safety Committee 2005- present, Huntington Municipal Developement Authority 2001-2010, Huntington Municipal Parking Board 2001- 2009, Huntington Planning Commission 2001-2011.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: CORBIN LTD.19 years, Vice President West Virginia AFL-CIO 4 years


FAMILY: 4 Children ,two girls, two boys, 7 beautiful Grandchildren.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What are the top two problems in your district if you are running for a district seat, and how would you address them?

"Bars, and not enough police officers. I would ask to beef up the presence of police officers in the 4th av. corridor to control noise and rowdiness. Pot holes are a big priority to my constituents. I will continue to remind the administration of where they are, so they may be repaired."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Jackson faces Aaron-Michael Fox and Thomas Laishley in the Democratic primary.

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