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Election candidate profile

Sep. 28, 2012 @ 12:25 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: Sherry Lynn McClanahan

CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington City Council District 9

PARTY: Republican

CITY: Huntington

BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 52

EDUCATION: Graduated Meadow Bridge High School (1979); Saint Mary's Hospital School of Nursing (1989); Marshall University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1997.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION (INCLUDE SPECIFIC YEARS SERVED): Nurse at Saint Mary's Medical Center, 1982-current.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Nursing assistant at Pine Lodge Nursing Home (1979); Licensed Practical Nurse at Raleigh General Hospital, 1980-1981.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Member of New Life Church, New Life Church Choir, Huntington Cabell Republican Women's Club, Christian Coalitions "Pray & Vote" voter guide campaign for the 2012 election.

FAMILY: Single.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What should the city do to foster economic development?

"Improving our infrastructure and creating a business-friendly environment is imperative, maximizing tax increment financing and brownfield development opportunities with input of our county officials working in unison city leaders would be equally beneficial. Huntington's leaders should serve as legislative liaisons working with lawmakers to communicate the needs of the city."

OTHER CANDIDATES: McClanahan faces Democrat Rick Simmons 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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