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Election candidate profile: Irv Johnson

Oct. 31, 2012 @ 08:38 AM

The 2012 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. We are running profiles from candidates who have filled out our questionnaire. For answers to more questions from this candidate and others, visit Herald-Dispatch.com. Click Elections, then Local Races. If a candidate has submitted his or her profile information and questions, the candidate’s name will be a blue hyperlink to that information. Candidates’ replies appear as they were submitted and have not been edited.

NAME: Irv Johnson

CANDIDATE FOR: Cabell County assessor

PARTY: Republican

CITY: Huntington


EDUCATION: Marshall University Bachelor Degree 1988; Insurance Schools of WV; Allstate LRN; 58 CEU credits for WV State Licensing; Certified in Web Page Development; Huntington East High.

CURRENT OCCUPATION: Business Owner (Johnson Photo Plus, Johnson Allstate Insurance, I&L Properties, LLC)

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, Mayor Wolfe’s “Don’t Horse Around with Drugs”, Cabell Midland HS Athletic Boosters, Sherwood Estates Homeowners’ Association, (President 7 years), Southside Neighborhood Association.

FAMILY: Wife of 24 years, Linda Fowler Johnson, Teacher at Milton Middle School; Daughter, Ashley (20), Junior at Liberty University; Son, Nicholas (19), Freshman at Marshall University.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What special qualities or traits would make you a good assessor?

“25+ years of management--qualified to oversee the staff of nearly 30 employees. 12+ years owner/manager investment properties. 5+ years licensed insurance agent-certified in property assessment. 25+ years dealing with the public in business situations—possess communication skills needed to connect with citizens from various backgrounds.”

OTHER CANDIDATES: Johnson faces Democrat Phyllis Kirtley Smith in the general election.

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