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Election 2013: three candidates announce
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Rick Tipton is running against incumbent David Tufts.
Rick Tipton is running against incumbent David Tufts.
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In order for our citizens to get a better understanding of who they will be voting for, I would like to take this opportunity to provide some background.

I was raised in Bellaire, Ohio. Growing up I did all the normal things children of the time did. We practically lived outdoors winter, spring, summer and fall, participating in sports, hunting, fishing, etc. When I was 17 years old the Vietnam War was in full swing. We had already lost neighbors and friends, so I joined the Army.

Not fighting for my country or not preserving the American way of life never entered my mind. Little did I know that God’s hand would guide me through 20 years of the military service. While serving, I developed leadership skills to identify opportunities for improvement. This continuous personal growth ultimately allowed me to retire from the United States Navy as the deputy director for Command Control Communications and Computers (C4) at the Caribbean Regional Operations Center in Key West, Fla.

After retiring I entered the business world, where I served as a regional marketing manager serving Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

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