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Election candidate profile

Oct. 24, 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: BJ Ellis

CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington City Council District 7

PARTY: Republican

CITY: Huntington

AGE: 29

EDUCATION: Graduated from Man High School 2001: Attended Marshall University concentrating in Broadcast Journalism.

WORK HISTORY: Fedex Home Delivery Contractor 2007-Present.

FAMILY: My wife Stacey and I have two daughters, Jalen (9) and Cali (5). We attend Pea Ridge Baptist Church and are members of the Cross Crew group. Cross Crew reaches out to the community to help people that are unable to do improvements to their community or homes either financially or physically. Stacey coaches both of our daughter's soccer teams. Jalen and Cali love to act and sing with First Stage Theater.

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

"I am completely against the occupation tax and believe that eliminating it would be in the best for Huntington businesses and people that work in Huntington."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Ellis faces Democrat Scott Caserta 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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