This story was from January 10th, but it’s an interesting one about a hard working family. This is Part 2 and it focuses on the former 1st runner up to Mrs. World, who is now Huntington, West Virginia’s First Lady.
HUNTINGTON’S FIRST LADY: Marrying Kim Best Decision She Ever Made Huntington News Jan. 10, 2009
By Tony Rutherford
When working as a Huntington police officer, Kim worked three jobs to, in her words, “keep the family afloat.” Kim routinely worked his eight hour police shift, then moonlighted (as most law enforcement officers do ) as a bank security guard, at the produce market, or occasionally a midnight movie. This allowed Debbie to be a full time stay at home mom and to home school their children.
When he won the Sheriff’s race, the law forbids the sheriff from holding an extra job, so Mrs. Wolfe began helping with finances as an international corporate consultant and producing industrial entertainment extravaganzas and conventions. After she lost the consulting job when she passed the age of fifty (“I’m old now, she laughed), the residency requirement meant another fiscal challenge.
“We’ve never been motivated by money, and now, I sometimes wish we had been a little more] motivated to save for college. But there were always things to be taken care of [and] we always had other people under our roof,” Mrs. Wolfe explained. So, like a typical large family, “We’re in the same [financial] boat a lot of folks are in. We don’t owe for cars, stereos, and stupid stuff, we owe for feeding our kids, helping them through college, fixing their teeth and paying the gas bills.”