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Election candidate profile

Oct. 18, 2012 @ 11:40 PM

The 2012 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. 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: Chris Walters


PARTY: Republican

CITY: Nitro, W.Va.


EDUCATION: Graduate of West Virginia University Bachelors Degree in International Studies; Certificate of International completion from Collegium Civitas Warsaw Poland.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION (INCLUDE SPECIFIC YEARS SERVED): Structured Settlement Consultant at Structured Financial Associates.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: International Translator at the British-Polish International Chamber of Commerce.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Putnam County Republican Club, Kanawha County Young Republicans, Generation Charleston.

FAMILY: Son of West Virginia Delegate Ron and Deborah Walters; married to Elizabeth Walters, formally Spencer, and a daughter named Aubrey.

QUESTION & ANSWER: Do you favor West Virginia opting in to the federal Medicaid program under the health care reform act? How would you pay for it?

"The state must evaluate the net cost of expansion. We must consider uncompensated care and the cost shift. The Governor has retained an actuary to review expansion once this work is complete a decision can be made. This is the most important policy question we will face in this coming session."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Walters faces Democrat Joshua Martin in the general election.

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