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Election candidate profile

Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:15 AM

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: Dale Stephens

CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House 17 (2 seats)

PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Huntington

BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 52 years old

EDUCATION: Wayne High School 1978, Marshall University 1993-A.B.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: WV House of Delegates for 5 terms. Vice Chairman of Govt Organization. Member of Veterans Committee, Roads and Transportation, Senior Issues, and Political Subs.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Wayne County Schools.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Masonic Lodge #53; Barboursville Lions Club; Elks 313; Barboursville Moose; American Legion Post 16 (SAL); Board Member of Huntington Muncipal Development Authority; Cabell County Community Service Organization (Board Member); Cabell County 911 Emergency Board.

FAMILY: Parents-Paul & Edith Marshall Stephens, Sister-Audra Stephens.

QUESTION & ANSWER: Do you think the home rule pilot program should be extended and/or expanded?

"Yes. It seems to me that "home" is the operative word here. Taking ownership of problems, like the role of a homeowner, means being there and being responsible. On site and engage."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Stephens faces Democrat Doug Reynolds and Republicans Joyce W. Holland and Michael Ankrom 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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