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Libby Mayor Candidate: Doug Roll

by Western News
| October 20, 2009 12:00 AM

Editor's Note: The Western News submitted a series of questions to candidates in the Libby mayoral election. Following are answers to those questions by each candidate.

Describe yourself.

I was born and raised in Montana, graduating from Libby High School in 1973. I spent three years in the Marine Corps, returning to Libby in 1976. I worked for Higdem Ford as an auto mechanic until 1984. I then went to work at Asarco-Troy until 1986. From 1986-94, I worked for Timberline Auto Center. In 1994, I started D.P. Automotive. I have been married to Pam for 31 years and have one daughter, Krista, a recent graduate from MSU-Billings. I have been a member of the Libby Volunteer Fire Department for the past 14 years.

What is your present occupation?

Owner of D.P. Automotive

Why are you running in this election?

I have always believed in returning something to a community that has provided as much as Libby has to my family and myself – the opportunity to raise, support and make a living in one of the finest areas I have had the privilege to live in. 

What should be the city’s top three priorities?

The No. 1 priority in Libby has always been infrastructure, streets, sidewalks, water, sewer and lighting.

What has been the present council’s biggest achievement?

The completion of the first two blocks of Mineral Avenue and the Fred Brown Pavilion.  Some – but not enough – sidewalks have been replaced this year. The Thomas Street water main replacement and the Cabinet Heights project have made this year a busy one for our city.

What has been the present council’s biggest weakness?

The present council’s lack of experience in dealing with different matters.

What do you love most about Libby?

The most important thing I love about Libby is the area, the recreational opportunities – the hunting, the fishing and the camping. It’s a great place to raise your children.