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Election candidate profile

Oct. 22, 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: Bill Cole

CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. Senate 6

PARTY: Republican

CITY: Bluefield, W.Va.

BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 56

EDUCATION: BS Northwood University.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Businessman.

FAMILY: wife, Brownie; four children, Jason, Lee, Taylor and Elizabeth.

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

"The conclusion that struck me was that we are one of the most regulated school systems in America but, strangely, we are not leading in final performance rank. The layers of bureaucracy may not only be a huge waste of money but might actually be a hindrance to success."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Cole faces Democrat Mark Wills 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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