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NAME: Chad Lovejoy
CANDIDATE FOR: W.Va. House of Delegates — District 17 (parts of Cabell and Wayne counties)
HOME CITY: Huntington
PERSONAL STATEMENT: It has been a great privilege to represent my neighbors in the House. I have tried to do so with focus on “three R’s”— Respect for the office and all affected; Reason in approaching problems; and Relationships on all sides to get things done. We can lead the way; we’ve dealt with changing economies, population shift and drug abuse. We know how to promote a diverse economy with superior health care, competitive schools, tourism and a world class University. I fight not just for our place at the table, but that we lead, and will continue if re-elected.
EDUCATION: Bachelors of Arts in English and Juris Doctorate in Law, both from West Virginia University.
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Attorney, licensed in the State and Federal Courts of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.
QUESTION: What do you think the role of the legislature should be in developing a more diversified economy in the state? “Government should create a level playing field for a diverse economy to grow. On capital side — streamline the regulatory process, help local banks loan again to our small businesses and entrepreneurs, and incentivize investment. On labor — support our local workers and their right to organize, promote businesses and encourage the development of a skilled, drug-free workforce.”
OTHER CANDIDATES: Lovejoy faces Democrat Jeannette Rowsey and Republicans Matthew Rohrbach and Joyce Holland in the general election for two seats.