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Election candidate profile: Darrell McGraw

Oct. 01, 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: Darrell McGraw

CANDIDATE FOR: West Virginia Attorney General

PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Charleston

BIOGRAPHY: John McGraw School; Berea Academy; Pineville High; honor graduate, US Army Leadership School; A.B., M.A., J.D., WVU; post graduate programs, W&L, NYU, HU/GWU; CLEs; Supreme Court Justice; attorney, FCSC/US Department of State; counsel to Governor Smith; Attorney General.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What do you believe is the most important role that the Attorney General plays in assuring justice for the citizen of West Virginia?

"No single role of the Attorney General is more important than another. The Attorney General fights law breakers on behalf of the citizens of WV. Consumer protection helps seniors, consumers, and small business owners. The Attorney General also fights the scourge of drug abuse by holding the drug companies accountable."

OTHER CANDIDATES: McGraw faces Republican Patrick Morrisey in the general election.

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