Rick Buford, 39, is a senior network administrator for Carfax. He will tell you straightforwardly that if you like the way city government is run, don't vote for him. Buford wants "serious changes" in government and is running on a platform of strict fiscal scrutiny focusing on "essential services" such as police and fire.
ADDRESS: 1209 Cunningham Road
PERSONAL: Age 39. He is married to Teisha Dalton-Buford. They have two daughters, Kiera, 5, and Delia, 6 months. He also has two sons, Zachary, 16, and Hayden, 14, with his former wife, Natalie Dykstra.
OCCUPATION: Senior network analyst for Carfax.
EDUCATION: Graduated from Jefferson City High School, 1989; studied nursing at Lincoln University for two years.