Candidate profile: Geoff Foster
The 2014 W.Va. primary election is Tuesday, May 13.
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NAME: Geoff Foster
CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House 15 (1 seat, which covers part of Putnam County)
DUTIES OF THE OFFICE: While lawmakers are elected by the people to serve as their representative voice in government, they are also professionals in other occupations. This is known as a part-time Legislature. All 100 House of Delegates seats are up for election every two years. The salary is $20,000 per calendar year.
EDUCATION: College graduate at the University of KY.
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Corporate Operation Manager at Foster Supply. I have worked there full time for 5 years.
OTHER WORK HISTORY: Worked for environmental construction installing landfill liners since the age of 16 during my summers while in school.
QUESTION & ANSWER: What more should the state do to battle the prescription drug crisis?
"Better equip our police officers that are dealing directly with the problem. Put WV back to work. Make possession of drug paraphernalia illegal in all areas of WV. Investigate clinics that are over prescribing pain pills."
OTHER CANDIDATES: Foster faces Duke Jordan in the Republican primary election for one seat.
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