Candidate profile: Billy Chaffin II
The 2014 W.Va. primary election is Tuesday, May 13.
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NAME: Billy Chaffin II
CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House 18 (1 seat, which covers part of Cabell County)
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: RBA, and MS Adult Technical Education-Marshall University.
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: 20 years Utility Operator-Special Metals Corporation, Huntington WV.
OTHER WORK HISTORY: None.
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: B.P.O. Elks lodge 313 Huntington WV, Loyal Order of Moose 2586 Barboursville WV, Sons of the American Legion 177 Barboursville WV, VFW Auxiliary 9738 Guyandotte WV.
FAMILY: Single, no children.
QUESTION & ANSWER: How could the state help small businesses grow in West Virginia?
"Well-crafted regulations are essential for protecting the consumers, employees, and the public at large. But some regulations are outdated or poorly written or arbitrarily enforced. Some government processes don't work as intended. We need to fix these problems so small business can lead the way to a vibrant new economy."
OTHER CANDIDATES: Chaffin faces Joe Hutchinson in the Democratic primary election.
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