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Election candidate profile

Oct. 04, 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: Pete Gillespie II

CANDIDATE FOR: Huntington City Council District 2

PARTY: Democrat

CITY: Huntington

BIOGRAPHY: AGE: 35

EDUCATION: Huntington High School.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Real estate investment.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Former owner of Custom Upholstering Co.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Vice president of the WHO (West Huntington Organization).

FAMILY: Married to my wonderful wife of 12 years, together we have two very beautiful children.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What is your position on the long-running discussion about allowing a barge mooring facility along the Ohio River in the Westmoreland neighborhood?

"A legal contract was signed between Huntington and Huntington Marine Services. That would be hard to repeal without legal ramification, Huntington most likely would lose. However; if at the time this contract was signed if improper notification, zoning and etc. was not given, then a case maybe argued?"

OTHER CANDIDATES: Gillespie faces Republican Tom McCallister 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.

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