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Election candidate profile: Randy Tomblin

Oct. 26, 2012 @ 12:15 AM

The 2012 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. We are running 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, then Local Races. If a candidate has submitted his or her profile information and questions, the candidate’s name will be a blue hyperlink to that information. Candidates’ replies appear as they were submitted and have not been edited.

NAME: Randy Tomblin

CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House 19 (2 seats)

PARTY: Republican

CITY: Huntington


EDUCATION: Spring Valley High School & Marshall University.


OTHER WORK HISTORY: Former Manager at Tropical Moon Frozen Yogurt; Student.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Director of Programming for Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership.

FAMILY: Wanda and Paul Tomblin (mother and father), Sara and Justin Swann (sister and brother-in-law), Ryleigh and Reagan Swann (nieces), Sara Johnson (fiancee).

QUESTION & ANSWER: Are there any recommendations from the recent education audit that you think should be implemented?

“The people of our state deserve their tax dollars to be spent on a system that isn’t so bureaucratic. West Virginia’s education system is threatened by and held back by the size of our State Department of Education and the bureaucracy associated with West Virginia’s education system.”

OTHER CANDIDATES: Tomblin faces Democrats Don C. Perdue and Rick Thompson for two seats in the general election.

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