Voters Guide Primary 2016 Treasurer

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Voters Guide State Treasurer May 10, 2016 Primary Election

This candidate information is brought to you by the League of Women Voters of West Virginia as a public service. Candidate responses are printed exactly as received, including spelling, grammar and content. Candidates’ responses were limited to 60 words.

Candidates for State Treasurer

Democratic Candidate for State Treasurer

Candidate: John D. Perdue

County of Residence:

Party: Democrat

Candidate did not reply.

 

Republican Candidates for State Treasurer

Candidate: Larry W. Faircloth

County of Residence:

Party: Republican

Candidate did not reply.

 

Candidate: Ann Urling

County of Residence: Kanawha

Party: Republican

 

Biography

After a successful 30 year career in banking I am honored to have been recruited to run for WV

State Treasurer. I am from Harrison County and a graduate of WVU. I am currently the Senior

Vice President of Summit Community Bank and an active board member of The Childhood

Language Center and The Rea of Hope and live in

 

  1. As treasurer, what steps would you suggest to improve the state’s financial situation?I would work with other members of the board of public works in a cooperative manner with a commitment in the Treasurers’ office on modernization,efficiency and transparency. Identifying areas where unnecessary expenses can be eliminated and revenues maximized while also streamlining operations. Greater transparency could be achieved through the use of an online portal similar to the State of Ohio.

     

  2. What experience, training or education do you have that makes you the best qualified candidate for this office?After almost 30 years of professional banking and management, I have a proven record of budgetary experience and a keen working knowledge in all areas of financial accounting and

    banking. The State Treasurer is the State’s Chief Financial Officer. It makes sense to have an

    experienced, energetic banking professional with team work and leadership mastery to serve in

    this role.

 

 

 

 

 

Voters Guide Primary 2016 Attorney General

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Voters Guide State Attorney General May 10, 2016 Primary Election

 

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Candidates for State Attorney General

Democratic Candidate for State Attorney General

Candidate: Doug Reynolds

County of Residence:

Party: Democrat

Candidate did not reply.

 

Republican Candidate for State Attorney General

Candidate: Patrick Morrisey

County of Residence:

Party: Republican

Candidate did not reply.

 

 

Voters Guide Primary 2016 Justice of the Supreme Court

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Voters Guide Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals May 10, 2016 Primary Election

 

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Candidates for Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals

Candidate: Brent Benjamin

County of Residence:

Party: Non-partisan

Candidate did not reply.

 

Candidate: Wayne King

County of Residence: Clay

Party: Non-partisan

 

Biography

I AM 71 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO SANDRA FOR 43 YEARS. THREE CHILDREN: TERRI, CHARLES AND CHRIS. TERRI IS A CLOTHING DESIGNER IN L.A.CALIF. CHARLES WAS A MARINE DURING DESERT STORM AND CONTRACTED CANCER AND DIED. REV. CHRIS IS A SOUTHERN BAPTIST MINISTER IN GULFPORT, MS. TWO GRANDCHILDREN, TABITHA AND GIDEON. B.S. CIVIL ENGR. IN 1967

 

  1. Do you favor establishment of an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia? Why or why not?I do not favor the establishment of an Intermediate Court of Appeals in West Virginia and I believe that by using the Business Court, the current way of deciding appeals is being handled very quickly and efficiently. The intermediate court of appeals would add additional costs to litigants and possibly delay a final determination of the matter in controversy.

     

  2. Are there any reforms you feel are needed in the state’s magistrate court system? Please explain.The Magistrate Court jurisdiction could possibly be expanded to work with the Probation Office and possibly the Drug Court in monitoring first and second drunk driving and drug offenders and use first hand monitoring, counseling, community programs, education and rehabilitative services to end the problem of drunk driving and drug abuse. Also, limited right to appeal of default judgments.

 

Candidate: Darrell V. McGraw, Jr.

County of Residence: Kanawha

Party: Non-partisan

 

Biography

Educated: Wyoming County, Berea Academy, US Army Leadership School Honor Graduate, WVU. Involvement: Church, VFW, American Legion, Rotary, NRA.

Recognitions: Obtained USS West Virginia Mast, Appalachian Hero, Defense of Justice, Susan Anthony, Berea College Service, WVU’s Justicia Officium Awards.

Work: Legal; Justice on nationally Outstanding Appellate Court; Attorney General establishing nationally recognized Consumer Protection, recovering Billons “$2,000,000,000” for taxpayers.

www.darrellmcgraw.com

 

  1. Do you favor establishment of an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia? Why or why not?No. The appeal system is not over-whelmed. An Intermediate Court would create another barrier to the final disposition of cases. It would increase cost to taxpayers for an additional court system infrastructure, including judges’ salaries. It would increase cost to litigants before reaching Supreme Court in their pursuit of justice.

     

  2. Are there any reforms you feel are needed in the state’s magistrate court system? Please explain.From the inception of the magistrate system it was recognized that issues would arise from the experience of those involved. A process to review issues was an integral part of the magistrate system. Adherence to this approach provides a process for immediate reform of revealed problems. Such reform must always be in compliance with WV Constitution Article III.

 

Candidate: Beth Walker

County of Residence: Monongalia

Party: Non-partisan

 

Biography
I have 26 years of experience handling cases in West Virginia’s courts, first as a partner in the Bowles Rice law firm and currently as Associate General Counsel for the West Virginia United Health System, Inc.  I am a conservative committed to the rule of law and to decide cases fairly and impartially without regard to politics.

 

  1. Do you favor establishment of an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia? Why or why not?
    Consistent with the West Virginia Constitution, which empowers the West Virginia Legislature to create additional courts including an intermediate court of appeals, I defer to the Legislature to make that decision based upon policy and budgetary considerations.
     
  2. Are there any reforms you feel are needed in the state’s magistrate court system? Please explain.The most significant necessary reform to the state’s magistrate court system already occurred in 2015 with the passage of House Bill 2010, which made the election of magistrates nonpartisan and according to division.    

 

Candidate: William R. “Bill” Wooton

County of Residence: Raleigh

Party: Non-partisan

 

Biography

William R. “Bill” Wooton is a small-town lawyer with extensive experience as a practicing attorney.  Public service has been a major part of Bill’s life.  He is a retired National Guard Colonel, worked as a prosecuting attorney, served as Majority leader of the House of Delegates, and was the long-time Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Website:  www.WootonForJustice.com 

 

  1. Do you favor establishment of an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia? Why or why not?No.  In 2011 the Supreme Court adopted rules guaranteeing every litigant the right to appeal.  Since 2011 an average of 1,000 cases have been considered per year.  While the Supreme Court is busy, the workload is manageable. Given the State’s current fiscal situation, it is not prudent to saddle the taxpayers with an expensive additional level of the judiciary.  

     

  2. Are there any reforms you feel are needed in the state’s magistrate court system? Please explain.West Virginia is blessed to have a cost-effective minor judiciary system that adjudicates disputes expeditiously.  Without exception, West Virginians can obtain the prompt resolution of a controversy by a fair and impartial magistrate at minimal cost.  While every system devised by man can be improved, I am unaware of any “reforms” needed to the magistrate court system at this time. 

 

 

LWV Wood County April 2016 Voter

Upcoming events: Voters Guide published in Parkersburg News & Sentinel on Tuesday, April 19. Meet the Candidates for Board of Education Candidates Thursday, April 21 at 7 pm at the Parkersburg City Building.

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Election Information for Cabell County

Dates, events, information, Excess Levies

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Huntington’s April Bulletin

Information on the election, including the Excess Levies

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LWVWC April 2016 Voter

LWV Wood CountyUpcoming events – Meet the candidates for Board of Education, Voter’s Guide to publish April 19.

Wood County Board of Education Candidates

Meet the Candidates for Wood County Board of Education Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd floor of the Parkersburg City Building. The LWV of Wood County is holding a meet-the-candidate event for the 10 candidates for Board of Education on the May 10 Primary Election ballot. The public is invited to attend and submit questions for the candidates. a.. This is the final election for Board of Education and is nonpartisan. b.. Two members will be elected. c.. Since no more than two board members may be from the same district, voters may choose one each from Districts A and B or two from District B.

April Candidate and Levy Forums for Monongalia County

Press Release from the League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia County

April 7, 2016

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring three forums in April. On Wednesday, April 13 a candidate forum for candidates running for Circuit Judge, Magistrate, and Conservation District Supervisor will be held at South Middle School from 7 to 9 pm.

On Wednesday, April 20, a forum with a panel discussing the six levies which will be on the ballot will be held at South Middle School from 7 to 9 pm.

On Wednesday, April 27, a candidate forum for candidates running for the House of Delegates and the State Senate, as well as those running for Sheriff and Prosecuting Attorney, will be held at South Middle School from 7 to 9 pm.

The public is encouraged to come and ask questions and inform themselves before the election on May 10.

Nonpartisan Candidate Forum – April 13, 2016
Levy Forum – April 20, 2016
Partisan Candidate Forum – April 27, 2016

Spring VOTER 2016

Check out our latest newsletter with updates on the West Virginia Legislature’s 2016 session and information on our April 16 Council meeting.

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