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Candidate profile: Charlotte Lane

Apr. 23, 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: Charlotte Lane

CANDIDATE FOR: U.S. House 2

DUTIES OF THE OFFICE: The U.S. House of Representatives is the lower house of Congress. Each state is represented in the House in proportion to its population. The total number of voting representatives is fixed by law at no more than 435. Each representative serves for a two-year term. The office's salary is $174,000.

PARTY: Republican

COUNTY: Kanawha

BIOGRAPHY: Native West Virginian and proven Republican leader. Graduate of Marshal University & WVU School of Law. First female President of the West Virginia Bar Association. Former House of Delegates member, former Chairman of the WV Public Service Commission, and most recently served as International Trade Commissioner under President George W. Bush.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What steps should the federal government take to reduce the number of Americans living in poverty?

"Under President Obama, the massive expansion of the government over the last six years has dramatically widened the income gap between the rich and the poor. There is a direct correlation between the expansion of government and the retraction of economic prosperity. I believe we need to encourage job creators, not discourage them with overregulation and over taxation."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Lane faces Jim Moss, Steve Harrison, Robert Lawrence Fluharty, Alex X. Mooney, Ken Reed and Ron Walters Jr. in the Republican primary election.

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