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NAME: David Ball
CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington City Council At-Large (two seats)
BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 59
EDUCATION: St. Joseph Central High School Class of '71; George Washington University - Medical Lab Technician; Marshall University, various courses and CEU's.
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUATION: Owner/Operator of Bon Appetit! Catering of Huntington, 2003 to present.
OTHER WORK HISTORY: United States Navy 1971-1977; Huntington Fire Department 1980-2003, Retired; Football, Basketball Official, 27 years.
FAMILY: Married to Yvonne, and between us we have 5 adult children and 7 grandchildren.
QUESTION & ANSWER: If the home rule pilot program is extended by the West Virginia Legislature, do you favor the occupation tax?
"It's irrelevant if I support the occupation tax because none of our state legislators support it. Parts of "home rule" work, like Huntington's Land Bank program. The recent demolitions are a result. We need to work with our Legislators to keep the parts of "Home Rule" that move Huntington forward."
OTHER CANDIDATES: Ball faces Democrat Rebecca Thacker and Republicans Cal Kent and Gordon Ramey for two open seats.
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