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HUNTINGTON — Established Democrat incumbent Mike Woelfel will face newcomer Republican Melissa Clark on Nov. 8 for a seat in the 5th District of the West Virginia Senate.

Woelfel, an attorney who has experience as a prosecutor and juvenile judge, said his skill set and experience allow him to contribute to the betterment of his community. While he has been in politics for less than 10 years, Woelfel said he felt it was a way to give back to a community that has given so much to his family.

Courtney Hessler is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch, primarily covering Marshall University. Follow her on Facebook.com/CHesslerHD and via Twitter @HesslerHD.

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