Election candidate profile: Randy Wiles
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NAME: Randy Wiles
CANDIDATE FOR: Wayne County Magistrate
BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 56
EDUCATION: Vinson High School, WV State Police Acedemy.
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION (INCLUDE SPECIFIC YEARS SERVED): Wayne County Magistrate for 4 years.
OTHER WORK HISTORY: Huntington Police Department 28 Years, WV Supreme Court Fatality Review Team, Novamont Corp.
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Paternal Order of Police, Gold Star Lodge 65.
FAMILY: Wife Penny Dowis Wiles and 3 Sons, Jeremy, Darren and Brady Wiles.
QUESTION & ANSWER: Should there be a minimal education requirement for magistrate candidates that includes some type of college degree?
"I believe education is limitless. There are no degrees required for president, us senate, state treasure, etc. Life experiences and training in our career plays a unique roll in qualifications for magistrate. Wayne County has the right to decide who they vote for-this is their court- the peoples court."
OTHER CANDIDATES: Wiles faces Andy Battista, David Ferguson and Teddy E. Mays for three open seats.
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