This interview is part of a series of posts designed help us all learn a little bit about who’s running for city council in Fayetteville on November 2.
We sent two rounds of questions to all of the candidates and we’ll post one interview each weekday in the order that we received them beginning with Round 1.
Keep in mind that you’ll only be able to vote for the candidates who are running in your ward and that only two wards (Ward 2 and Ward 4) have contested seats.
In Ward 1, nobody filed to run against Adella Gray. In Ward 3, only Justin Tennant filed for the open seat.
For a ward map and more information on all the candidates, visit our 2010 City Council Election page.
Jeff Dickey – Ward 4, Position 1
Occupation: Registered Vascular & Cardiology Specialist – Heart Hospital Network of Northwest Medical Center.
Experience: Former Small Business owner/manager (Fiscal and Management experience), Former Cardiology Department Director, Former American Legion’s Boys State Attendee (Political Experience Camp), Former YMCA Coach, Former President of American Society of Echocardiography Chapter and the Northwest Arkansas Sonographer’s Society.
Education: University of Arkansas, Ohio State University (Cardiovascular Perfusion)
Community Involvement: American Heart Association (Member / Heartwalk Organizer), American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association (Ronald M. Dickey Memorial Scholarship Fund)
Fayetteville Flyer: Are you a music fan? If so, what have you been listening to lately?
Jeff Dickey: I consider myself well rounded and listen to all types of music (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Christian, Folk, and Instrumental)
FF: How long have you lived in Fayetteville?
JD: Cumulative, 10 years. My 18 year old daughter was born in the “old” Washington Regional Hospital.
FF: We know you attended the UA, but are you a Razorback fan?
JD: Woo-Pig-Sooie! Yes, I am diehard Razorback fan!
FF: Where would you take a newcomer to get a bite to eat in town? Any local favorites?
JD: Somewhere on Dickson Street. I dine at many of Fayetteville’s restaurants and support them all.
FF: We’ve heard people say Fayetteville is the best city on Earth. Agree or disagree?
JD: Fayetteville is beautiful and I believe it CAN be the best city of Earth.
FF: As a local cardiology specialist, can you set the record straight for us on something – do healthcare workers watch hospital TV shows?
JD: Healthcare workers do watch shows such as ER, Scrubs, and Grey’s Anatomy to name a few. Although, we often laugh at how things are often portrayed on TV shows and are different in real life situations.
* Look for Jeff’s answers to the Round 2 questions next week.