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Election candidate profile

Sep. 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: Billy J. Chaffin II


PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Barboursville


EDUCATION: Barboursville High School 1987, RBA, and MS Adult Technical Education-Marshall University.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION (INCLUDE SPECIFIC YEARS SERVED): Utility Operator-Special Metals Corporation, Huntington WV.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: B. P. O. Elks lodge 313 Huntington WV, Loyal Order of Moose 2586 Barboursville WV, Sons of the American Legion 177 Barboursville WV, VFW Auxiliary 9738 Guyandotte WV .

FAMILY: Single, no children.

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

"We should be repairing our infrastructure. This should include new construction, ie new four-lane highways. Building an infrastructure that can support both manufacturing and technical industries. We also need a better continuing adult education system offering training in such fields as, but not limited to: electrical, pipefitting, carpentry, and machinist trades."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Chaffin faces Republican Kelli Sobonya 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.