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Election candidate profile

Oct. 23, 2012 @ 12:00 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: Mitch B. Carmichael


PARTY: Republican

CITY: Ripley, W.Va.

AGE: 52

EDUCATION: Honors Graduate: Marshall University: BBA.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: WV House of Delegates: yr 2001-present.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Frontier Communications: Sales Director for WV.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Hospital Board and Foundation Board, Chamber of Commerce.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What should the Legislature do to help West Virginia build an economy less reliant on extraction industries?

"The proven method to build a more diversified and prosperous WV economy is to reduce taxes on business, reform the court system, and alleviate over-regulation by government entities. These three items will ignite resurgence in jobs and income for WV citizens."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Carmichael faces Democrat Michael "Mike" Bright 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.