Mike Hymes, a Tazewell County supervisor, is running for the Virgnia State Senate in the 38th District. Hymes worked as coal miner and now is the corporate director of human resources at James River Coal Company. Hymes is a 1967 graduate of Tazewell High School and received a business administration bachelor's degree from Concord College in 1971 and a business administration master's degree from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He has long been active in the local community, winning volunteer of the year and most outstanding fundraiser from the United Way of Southwest Virginia.
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