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Election candidate profile

Oct. 18, 2012 @ 12:00 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: Steve Phipps

CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington City Council District 4

PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Huntington


EDUCATION: Huntington East High School, Marshall University and U.S. Army.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Business Manager, Motivational and Self Improvement Speaker and Author with 2 books out with 2 more getting ready to be released. Created the Project "YOU" series ( 15 books).

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Former Multiple Business owner, Former Regional Manager for First Alert, Former Entertainment Producer. Veteran of the U.S. Army in Europe and Former Boxer for the Army. U.S. Postal Service and Former member of AFL-CIO NALC union.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose and Yamaha advisory Board.

FAMILY: Single.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What are the top two problems in your district if you are running for a district seat, and how would you address them?

"Dredge four-pole and clean out the drains to help with the flooding issues and the recent wave of break-ins. I will implement and teach "Neighbor helping Neighbor" programs, window watch programs and classes on home security made easy!"

OTHER CANDIDATES: Phipps faces Republican Gary Bunn in the general election.

CANDIDATES: To add your information to our Election site, email your contact information to Online Editor Andrea Copley-Smith at acopley@herald-dispatch.com.