Candidate profile: Vicki Dunn-Marshall
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NAME: Vicki Dunn-Marshall
CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. Senate 5 (which covers Cabell 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. There are two senators from each of 17 districts for a total of 34 senators. One seat is up for election every two years. The salary is $20,000 per calendar year.
EDUCATION: Wayne Memorial High School, Wayne Michigan and Virginia Farrell Cosmetology College, Wayne Michigan.
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Franchise licensee for Little Caesars Pizza in Southern WV, Eastern KY and Southern OH. Owner of a real estate development business for residential and commercial affordable rental property.
OTHER WORK HISTORY: Worked at Little Caesars Enterprises from age of 15 to 22, then became a franchisee of the brand.
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Barboursville Rotary Club immediate past president and current board member, Mountwest Community and Technical College Foundation board member, World Presidents Organization Mountain State Chapter Finance Chair, Chamber of Commerce, National Riffle Association, American Saddlebred Horse Association, United States Equestrian Federation, International Franchise Association, Little Caesars National Marketing Committee, Little Caesars Franchise Advisory Council, CaesarVision Advisory Committee.
FAMILY: Two daughters, Kendall and Carissa Marshall, both of Barboursville. Brother, Mark Dunn of Huntington. Sister, Lori Zundel of Proctorville. My parents, Fred and Joan Dunn, lived here from 1984 until retiring to TN in 1996.
QUESTION & ANSWER: How could the state help small businesses grow in West Virginia?
"Improving the tax structure, eliminating the business franchise tax, expanding our legal system with an appellate court, addressing the rampant "sue and settle" legal climate, allowing WV to be a Right to Work State."
OTHER CANDIDATES: Dunn-Marshall is uncontested in the Republican primary. She will face the Democratic primary winner in the general election.
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