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Election candidate profile: Pete Gillespie Sr.

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: Pete Gillespie Sr.

CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington City Council District 3

PARTY: Independent

CITY: Huntington


EDUCATION: Marshall 1988-1989.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Upholster off and on for 34 yrs.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Cabell-Wayne Assoc. of the Blind.

FAMILY: Divorced 1990. One son Pete II, one daughter Jessica, five grandsons and two granddaughters.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What are your suggestions for the long-term financing of Huntington’s government?

“Drilling for gas, river boat gambling, collect the taxes that businesses owe the city or shut them down.”

OTHER CANDIDATES: Gillespie faces Democrat Frances Jackson in the general election.

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