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October 30, 2010

Two facing off for 42nd District seat

FAIRMONT — In the upcoming election, incumbent Mike Manypenny and former delegate Jeff Tansill are facing off in the race for the 42nd District of the West Virginia House of Delegates.

The 42nd District covers all of Taylor County, the Bunner Ridge area of Marion County, and southern Monongalia County. The House designates one seat for this district.

Democrat Mike Manypenny, elected to the House of Delegates in 2008, is finishing up his first term in office.

He lives just north of Grafton in Taylor County. For eight years, he has worked as the operator of Oak Grove Greenhouses, which raises annuals, perennials and vegetable plants and has a small nursery.

Manypenny grew up on a 350-acre farm in Chester in the Northern Panhandle. After graduating from Oak Glen High School in Hancock County, he earned a degree in agriculture and forestry with a minor in environmental sciences from West Virginia University.

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