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Candidate profile: Lauren Plymale

May. 03, 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: Lauren Plymale

CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House 16 (which covers parts of Cabell and Lincoln counties)

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.

PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Lesage


AGE: 33

EDUCATION: High School Diploma from Spring Valley High School; Bachelors of Business from Marshall University; Doctor of Jurisprudence from West Virginia College of Law.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Cabell County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, over 7 years.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Adjunct Faculty at Mountwest Community and Technical College, teaching Law and IT Classes since Fall 2013.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Cabell County Democratic Executive Committee Parliamentarian; Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Board of Directors, Programs Committee Chairperson; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #122 Member and Counsel; Marshall University Alpha Xi Delta Sorority Alumnae Advisor; Deputy Sheriff's Association of Cabell County Counsel; Cabell and Wayne County High School Soccer Referee.

FAMILY: Terry McFann, II, husband; stepsons, Logan McFann and William McFann; Baby Boy McFann (due in May).

QUESTION & ANSWER: Do you think the state should do more to reduce the size of the prison population?

"A Long term lockdown residential treatment facility for drug abusers, with oversight by the Department of Corrections, would remove a significant number from the prisons and help reduce the recidivism rate."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Plymale, Sean Hornbuckle and Jim Morgan are running in the Democratic primary election for three seats. They will face the top three Republican primary winners in the general 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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