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NAME: Joyce W. Holland
CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House 17 (2 seats)
BIOGRAPHY: EDUCATION: Huntington East High School; Marshall University; Paralegal Studies; Marketing/Political Science.
CURRENT OCCUPATION: Consultant - Sales and Marketing; Small Business Owner.
OTHER WORK HISTORY: Sales/Marketing - Fortune 500 Computer Corporations - Management Candidate; Sales - Fortune 100 Biomedical Diagnostic Corporation.
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) - since l995; Huntington Cabell Republican Women - since l994 - Past President and Public Relations; West Virginia Federation of Republican Women - State Public Relations Chair; Master Gardener; Nature Docent - Huntington Museum of Art; Habitat for Humanity - Past Board Member; Cabell County Dropout Prevention.
FAMILY: Married; Daughter: Kristin Robinson (husband Stephen Robinson); Grand-daughter: Zoe Mailyn-James Robinson.
QUESTION & ANSWER: Do you think the home rule pilot program should be extended and/or expanded?
"Based on the home rule that was partially put into effect in Huntington during this past year, my response would be no since it affects citizens that have no voting voice. Proposals that offer other options may be viable."
OTHER CANDIDATES: Holland faces Republican Michael Ankrom and Democrats Dale Stephens and Doug Reynolds for two seats in the general election.
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