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NAME: Donna Taylor

CANDIDATE FOR: Boone County Prosecuting Attorney

PARTY: Republican


HOME CITY: Madison


AGE: 50

EDUCATION: Juris Doctor from Florida State University – College of Law; Master of Business Administration from the University of Charleston; Bachelor of Science from West Virginia State College; and Scott High School.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Attorney; Adjunct Professor at Southern West Virginia Community College.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Wood & Kanawha Counties; Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt & Director of Imaging Services at Charleston Area Medical Center; Co-Owner at B&D Gastropub.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Member, West Virginia Citizens Defense League; Member, National Rifle Association.

FAMILY: son, Pyper Roe, and granddaughter, Octavia.

PERSONAL STATEMENT: I attended public school in Madison, and graduated from Scott High. In January, a career criminal broke into my mom’s screen porch, and was at her backdoor with a crowbar when she called 911. He has not been indicted, even though the Madison Police Department arrested him that night, I am running for Prosecutor because we need someone to bring Law & Order to our communities. Boone County needs a prosecutor that will strive to hold criminals responsible for their actions. I will work to protect the personal safety, and private property of our citizens by prosecuting career criminals.

1. Do you believe you have the temperament to be a prosecuting attorney? Explain.

Most definitely! Throughout my life I dealt with various personalities preparing me for this position. A great prosecutor must not only be intelligent; they must exercise patience, level headedness in challenging situations, and have compassion for our victims.

2. How do you feel about accepting contributions to your campaign? Do you feel this creates a conflict of interest or an appearance of impropriety if you are elected?

I have not accepted any campaign contributions. I feel it is a conflict to accept contributions from opposing counsel.

3. Describe your trial work experience.

I have conducted numerous bench and jury trials as an assistant prosecutor. Justice will not be served until we efficiently have trials for our cases. Additionally, I was a member of the first class trained by the West Virginia Traffic Safety, for prosecuting the drugged driver.