Candidate profile: Sean Hornbuckle
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NAME: Sean Hornbuckle
CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House 16 (which covers parts of Cabell and Lincoln counties)
DUTIES OF THE OFFICE: While lawmakers are elected by the people to serve as their representative voice in government, they are also professionals in other occupations. This is known as a part-time Legislature. All 100 House of Delegates seats are up for election every two years. The salary is $20,000 per calendar year.
EDUCATION: Huntington High School graduate (2003); Marshall University (BA – Sports Management and Marketing, Minor in Marketing – Magna Cum Laude); Marshall University Graduate School (Masters of Business Administration, Minor in Sports Studies- Magna Cum Laude).
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Mass Mutual Financial Group (Financial Services Representative, 2011-Current); Cabell County Democratic Executive Committee (2010-Current).
OTHER WORK HISTORY: Adjunct Faculty at Mountwest Community and Technical College (Business/Management – 2013); Adjunct Faculty at ITT Technical Institute (Accounting – 2013); Amazon (MBA Manager Program – 2011); Wells Fargo Financial (Customer Service Specialist – 2010); City of Huntington (A.D. Lewis and Fairfield East Community Centers Marketing/Supervisor/Program Aide – 2005-2011).
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Habitat for Humanity (Board of Directors); Mayor Williams’s Transition Team; City of Huntington Planning Commission; East Huntington Little League (Board of Directors/Coach); YMCA (Basketball and Soccer Coach); Generation Huntington (formerly YPC); Career Wealth Network.
FAMILY: Tristan Hornbuckle (son, 6).
QUESTION & ANSWER: What measures do you support on fracking/horizontal drilling that would protect people living near drilling sites?
“Fracking will be a huge economic boost for the region which I’m excited about. However, whatever measures that needs to be taken to ensure safety of our people and their resources I’m all for. I see this as a huge opportunity for West Virginia to be the leader and face of the industry while also being socially and environmentally responsible.”
OTHER CANDIDATES: Hornbuckle, Jim Morgan and Lauren Plymale are running in the Democratic primary election for three seats. They will face the top three Republican primary winners in the general election.
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