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Election candidate profile

Nov. 02, 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: Tom McGuffin

CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington City Council District 8

PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Huntington

BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 61

EDUCATION: Huntington High class of 1969 Marshall University and WVU Institute for Labor Studies.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION (INCLUDE SPECIFIC YEARS SERVED): Retired (ACF Ind 1970-2006) (Former Supervisor at YMCA).

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Retired Basketball Official 23 years.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Elks #313 (volunteer), American Legion Post 16, VFW and DAV.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What is your position on the long-running discussion about allowing a barge mooring facility along the Ohio River in the Westmoreland neighborhood?

"I am against allowing mooring because of environmental issues such as coal dust, noise and the presence of the barges reduces property values."

OTHER CANDIDATES: McGuffin faces Independent Richard "Dick" Strode in the general election.

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