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Election candidate profile

Oct. 26, 2012 @ 11:45 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: Brian "Scotty" Scott

CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House 13 (2 seats)

PARTY: Republican

CITY: Hometown, W.Va.

BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 30

EDUCATION: B.A. WVSU.

OCCUPATION: Substitute Social Studies Teacher/ Maintenance Specialties.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What should the Legislature do to help West Virginia build an economy less reliant on extraction industries?

"The coal industry is the backbone of the WV economy. I believe that we need to defend our coal industry from attacks from government bureaucracy that seeks to cripple our coal industry. By standing up for coal miners, we can restore many high paying jobs, and get our economy back onto the right track."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Scott faces Republican Scott Cadle and Democrats Brady R. Paxton and Helen Martin for two seats in the general election.

CANDIDATES: To add your information to our Election site, email your contact information to Online Editor Andrea Copley-Smith at acopley@herald-dispatch.com.

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