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Election candidate profile

Oct. 25, 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: Michel G. Moffatt

CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House 22 (2 seats)

PARTY: Republican

CITY: Hurricane, W.Va.


EDUCATION: BS Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University 1994.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION (INCLUDE SPECIFIC YEARS SERVED): Stay at home dad (5); President, Parish & Family Life Group, Ascension Church (3).

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Danaher Tool Group. Garland, TX 2005 - 2007 (Value Stream Manager), Danaher Tool Group, Springfield, MA 2004-2005 (Plant Closing & Plant Startup, Production Supervisor). SouthCo, Inc., Honeoye Falls, NY 2001-2004(Lean Champion/Production Supervisor). U.S. Aluminum Inc., Haskell, NJ 1998-2001(Plant Superintendent). United States Bronze Powders Inc., Flemington, NJ 1994-1998 (Manager of Foundry Operations).

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: President, Parish & Family Life Group, Ascension Church; VP of Membership, MOMS Club of Teays Valley; Member of Lincoln County Fair Board; Member of Big Ugly Neighborhood Watch; Active Volunteer in LEAD (Logan Empowerment, Action, and Development Community Organization); Member of Putnam County Republican Club; Member of Citizens for Coal; Member of BGPZ Lambda Chi Alpha, Lehigh University Alumni Board; Associate Member of Putnam County Chamber of Commerce; Associate Member of Putnam County Republican Executive Committee; Host Parent of West Virginia Power; Lifetime Member of NRA.

FAMILY: Wife: Amy. Children: Lindsay (5), MJ - Michel Jr.(3).

QUESTION & ANSWER: Do you think the home rule pilot program should be extended and/or expanded?

"I am in favor extending and expanding of the home pilot rule. Local areas and their residents know what their areas need, just like single member districts. Government and its representatives MUST serve the people and the best way to do that is locally and not in Charleston."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Moffatt faces Republican Gary L. Johngrass and Democrats Jeff Eldridge and Josh Stowers for two seats in the general election.

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