Candidate profile: Marie E. Redd
The 2014 W.Va. primary election is Tuesday, May 13.
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NAME: Marie E. Redd
CANDIDATE FOR: Cabell County Commission
DUTIES OF THE OFFICE: County commissioners work to maintain and oversee the management of the county, which can include internal police and fiscal affairs; establishment and maintenance of roadways; maintain and construct waterworks, sewage disposal plans and sidewalks; levy for the operation of fire prevention, manage the county budget; authority to construct and maintain county transportation, parking and other public facilities; award grants from levy dollars; establish emergency communications towers and phone systems; and manage elections within the county. Three commissioners serve staggered six-year terms. The annual salary is $36,960.
EDUCATION: Huntington High School, Marshall University Criminal Justice undergraduate and graduate degrees.
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Social Security Advocate, The Redd Law Firm.
OTHER WORK HISTORY: Elected Senator Cabell/Wayne Counties, 1998-2002; Associate Professor, Marshall University, Criminal Justice Department 1995-1998, IBM Corporation 18 years.
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: First Baptist Church, TEAM for West Virginia Children, Cabell County Democratic Women's Club, Hova Underwood Children's Home Society, ITT Technical Institute, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, The Huntington Chapter of Links, Incorporated, AARP; Federation of Democratic Women and League of Women Voters.
FAMILY: Married 41 years to Attorney William L. Redd, 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
QUESTION & ANSWER: Is the approach to animal control sufficient in your county? Is the shelter adequate, and should more be done to place abandoned animals in new homes?
"Cabell's approach to animal control is the best in the Tri-State. Dedicated volunteers donate supplies of blankets, newspaper, and dog food. Overcrowding is at times an issue. A larger facility is needed with little room for expansion at the present facility. Every effort is made by the shelter to encourage animal adoption with a fee of $95 for spaying/neutering, veterinary visit with required shots."
OTHER CANDIDATES: Redd is uncontested in the Democratic primary. She will face Republican Nancy Cartmill in the November general election.
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