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Candidate profile: Matthew Dodrill

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The 2014 W.Va. primary election is Tuesday, May 13.

We are running brief 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 2014, then "West Virginia candidates and profiles." If a candidate has submitted his or her profile information and questions, the candidate's name will link to that information. Candidates' replies appear as they were submitted and have not been edited.

NAME: Matthew Dodrill

CANDIDATE FOR: U.S. Senate -- W.Va.

PARTY: Republican

DUTIES OF THE OFFICE: The U.S. Senate is the upper house of Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each state is represented by two senators, regardless of population, who serve staggered six-year terms. The office's salary is $174,000.

BIOGRAPHY: Matthew has resided in Parkersburg, W.Va., for his entire life. He graduated from PHS in 1997 and from WVUP in 2002 with studies in business. He joined his family's real estate business in 2003.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What is your position on the EPA and other regulation of the coal and natural gas industries?

"The EPA in pure form, should protect people without suffocating industry. Unfortunately, we do not have the pure form EPA. We need regulations to keep from returning to the smog clouds of the Industrial Revolution, however it is overstretched. I believe the power for regulations should be in the hands of the people of the state, not some federal entity."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Dodrill faces Larry Eugene Butcher and Shelley Moore Capito in the Republican primary election.

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