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Candidate profile: Meshea Poore

Apr. 24, 2014 @ 11:14 PM

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: Meshea Poore

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: Democrat

COUNTY: Kanawha

BIOGRAPHY: I am a member of the WV Legislature with five years of service. I was born in Charleston and graduated from Capitol High School. As a first generation college graduate, I earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a law degree from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What can the federal government do to improve educational achievement in West Virginia?

"Statewide broadband and computer access is needed to improve education achievement in WV. This equal access will assist in making our children competitive with other states as well as globally. This accessibility to technology will also allow our teachers the ability to be more creative and innovative in their lesson plans which will undoubtedly benefit the children of WV."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Poore faces Nick Casey in the Democratic primary 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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