Election Candidate Profile: Kim Wolfe
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NAME: Kim Wolfe
CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington mayor
BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 63
EDUCATION: Graduate, Marshall University 1982. FBI Law Enforcement Training School. Northwestern University. United States Park Police Equestrian Training Academy, Washington, D.C. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy.
CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION (INCLUDE SPECIFIC YEARS SERVED): Mayor, City of Huntington - 3 1/2 years.
OTHER WORK HISTORY: Sheriff of Cabell County 2001- Present. Huntington Police Department 1974-2000. United States Navy 1967-1971.
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Rotary Club of Huntington. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1064. American Legion Post 16. Marine Corps League. Vietnam Veterans. Boy Scouts of America. Little League. Boys and Girls Club. Huntington Outdoor Theatre. WV Sheriffs Youth Leadership Academy. The City of Huntington Foundation. U.S. Anti-Terrorist Advisory Council. Advisory Committee: National Task Force on Community Preparedness & Response. Appalachian HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Executive Board 2007. Ethics Committee: National Sheriff's Association. Board of Directors: West Virginia Association of Counties. President: West Virginia Sheriff's Association. Fraternal Order of Police - President and Chaplain. National Association of Chiefs of Police.
FAMILY: Married 32 years to wife, Deborah. Eight Children; eleven grandchildren.
QUESTION & ANSWER: What are the top two problems in Huntington, and how would you address them?
"Long-term financing of city services is our number one challenge, with updating and maintaining city infrastructure as our second priority, both of which will be addressed by the occupation tax and continued economic development and collection of unpaid monies, in addition to securing grants and other funding sources."
OTHER CANDIDATES: Wolfe faces Democrat Steve Williams and Independent Artie "Dino" Battista in the general election.
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