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Election candidate profile: Phyllis Kirtley Smith

Oct. 31, 2012 @ 08:39 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: Phyllis Kirtley Smith

CANDIDATE FOR: Cabell County assessor

PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Milton


EDUCATION: Graduate of Milton High School. Attended Huntington School of Business. 67 CEU credits of Personal Law. 14 years of judicial training

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Milton City Council, Hurricane City Judge, Hamlin City Judge, West Hamlin City Judge.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Cabell County Magistrate, Magistrate Assistant, Human Resource Manager for Cabell County Commission.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Rotary Club-Paul Harris Fellow, Lions Club, CCCSO Board, Milton Housing Authority.

FAMILY: Daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Nathan Rosier; two grandsons, Conner and Kiernan Rosier.

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

“My previous work experience has provided a thorough knowledge and understanding of WV State Code. This knowledge is essential as all activities of the assessor are mandated. In addition to this knowledge, I require a level of professionalism that I truly feel the public expects and deserves.”

OTHER CANDIDATES: Smith faces Republican Irv Johnson in the general election.

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