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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: Artie "Dino" Battista

CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington mayor

PARTY: Independent

CITY: Huntington

BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 65

EDUCATION: Graduated from Vinson High.

WORK HISTORY: Chapman Printing, 30 years. I worked with the city of North Miami in the Street Dept., where I built 7 catch-basins while working there. I worked for the State Hwy Department in 1972 with my uncle Andy Battista from Cabell Auto Parts.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: I'm a life member of the DAV, 173rd; member, American Leigon.

FAMILY: I have a daughter in Catlettsburg, Ann Marie, and a daughter in Florida, Tracy. Three grand kids, Emily, Cassiday, Caitlynn.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What should the city do to foster economic development?

"Advertise big-time investments, the flood-wall, the underpasses. I'd like to see a huge building with shops, theater amusement, dry goods, bowling alley, restaurant. If we build it they will come."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Battista faces Republican Kim Wolfe and Democrat Steve Williams 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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