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Local resident running for W.Va. governor

Jul. 27, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Barbara Lynn Spurlock, a resident of the Westmoreland area of Huntington, has met requirements to be a write-in candidate for West Virginia governor in the Nov. 6 general election, the Secretary of State's office said this week.

As a write-in candidate, Spurlock will run as an independent. In a written release, she described herself as "registered as a Republican, but covertly independent, formerly Democratic. ..."

"I will call attention to the downtrodden residents who have been either bullied by the system or programs now in place," Spurlock said in what she called her mission statement. "Namely, my goal is to see 'equal pay for equal work' for all people. My special interest is for battered women/children, health care workers and teachers.

"I am against all who oppose care for the elderly, of which I am now considered."