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GOP candidate Kubic running for Jefferson County commission

February 01, 2008|By DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Frank Kubic worries about the nation's economy and corresponding issues like zoning, which he said can take away a person's property rights.

And those issues need to be explored because a good strong economy is core to the "salvation" of man, said Kubic, a Republican running for the Kabletown district seat on the Jefferson County Commission.

Kubic, 81, is the sole Republican running for a commission seat.

Two Democrats are vying for the Kabletown district seat on the commission and four Democrats are running for the Harpers Ferry district seat.

The primary election is May 13; the general election is Nov. 4.

Commission terms are six years and the salary is $30,800.

Kubic, of 98 Avon Bend Road in Charles Town, said he is not against zoning, which is the designation of certain areas for different types of land use, but he said there needs to be "more common sense in it. It can get out of hand and destroy the economy" of the United States.

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Although experts have told Jefferson County officials that the county's land-use laws have not been effective in managing urban and suburban growth, new zoning laws under consideration have been criticized for being complicated, contradictory - and even ridiculous by the public - in how they mandated minute details like what kind of fence can be around swimming pools.

Kubic worked as an industrial engineer and has been living in Jefferson County for 20 years and raising sheep here.

Kubic was born in The Bronx in New York City and spent eight years in an orphanage.

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