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Voters Guide: Rick Buford

March 12, 2010 | 6:04 p.m. CST

Rick BufordRick 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.

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Rick Buford

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.

ON THE WEB: Buford's campaign Web site is He also has a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

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