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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: Rebecca Thacker

CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington City Council At-Large (2 seats)

PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Huntington

AGE: 49

EDUCATION: Graduate of Fairland High School.

CURRENT OFFICE: Huntington City Council At Large.

FAMILY: Happily married to Ray Thacker for 12 years.

QUESTION & ANSWER: If the home rule pilot program is extended by the West Virginia Legislature, do you favor the occupation tax?

"I'm against the idea of having an occupation tax. I personal feel that this tax is unfair in many ways. As your councilwoman I have voted against the tax, and will continue to do so as long as I'm on council."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Thacker faces Democrat David Ball and Republicans Cal Kent and Gordon Ramey II for two seats 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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