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Election candidate profile

Oct. 15, 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: Bill Maloney

CANDIDATE FOR: West Virginia governor

PARTY: Republican

CITY: Morgantown, W.Va.

BIOGRAPHY: BSIE from Lehigh University. 1984: I co-founded North American Drillers, grew it from a two-person business to become the world leader in large-diameter shaft drilling for mining and other industries. Participation in 2010 Chilean mine rescue changed my life. My wife, Sharon, and I have two daughters and one grandchild.

QUESTION & ANSWER: How would you balance the increasing demand for developing West Virginia's energy resources while improving the quality of life and the environment?

"Our natural resources are our greatest asset - all of them. We will reform our tax, legal, and regulatory systems to help create new job opportunities. West Virginia needs to promote manufacturing, tourism, and other value-added activities that will truly diversify our economy while protecting our environment."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Maloney faces Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin, Mountain Party candidate Jesse Johnson and Libertarian David Moran 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.