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Election candidate profile

Sep. 24, 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: Mike Davis

CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House 16

PARTY: Republican

CITY: Huntington

BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 56

EDUCATION: Master of Arts in Political Science from Marshall University. Regents Bachelor of Arts from Marshall University. Assoc. Degree in Applied Science from Marshall University. Assoc. Degree in Architectural Drafting & Design, Valdosta Technical School, Ga. West Virginia State Police Academy Graduate

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Director of the Cabell County E911 Emergency Response Center ( 6 years).

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Retired Huntington Police Department, Lieutenant (25 years).

FAMILY: I have been married to Robin Davis for 37 years. My daughter is Christy Davis, an Assistant Manager in retail at the Huntington Mall. My son is Huntington Police Detective, Jason Davis. We are blessed with a two year old grandson, Carter .

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

"Recent demolition plans for condemned housing obtained through the home rule land bank is a positive example of the program. However, the program should be discontinued until other areas can be evaluated to avoid abuses such as the proposed income tax that is still in litigation."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Davis faces Republican Carol Miller and Democrats Jim Morgan, Kevin Craig and Sean Hornbuckle for three open seats.

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