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Election candidate profile

Nov. 02, 2012 @ 12:00 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: Howard Swint

CANDIDATE FOR: U.S. House District 2

PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Charleston

BIOGRAPHY: Commercial Property Broker representing Laidley Tower, Charleston; Owner of a property management business; former Planner II in the West Virginia Development Office; opinion columnist (pro bono); hold Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master in Geography - Regional Planning and Development, Master in Public Administration all from West Virginia University.

QUESTION & ANSWER: Other than the elimination of fraud and waste, what steps would you advocate to bring the federal budget into balance?

"I support the Simpson Bowles Commission's Recommendation 2.2 that would dramatically close corporate tax loopholes as well as sweeping tax reform measures that would simplify the entire personal income tax code, concentrating on the elimination of wasteful deductions and exemptions that benefit the wealthy so they'll pay their fair share."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Swint faces Republican Shelley Moore Capito in the general election.