LIFE STORY

Age: 64

Born: West Point.

Family: Wife, Jennie and three children - Brent W., Karen and Sharon.

Education: Davis High graduate and attended Weber State College.

Occupation: Retired U.S. postmaster in Clearfield; former job manager at Freeport Center and veteran from World War II.

CITY STATS

Size: Approximately six square miles Population: 4,258 Budget: $521,500 Number of Employees: Seven Mayor's salary: $1,580 monthly PERSONAL Politics: Mainly Democratic. However, he'll support a good Republican if one comes along. First "real" job: In the military during World War II. Management style: Enjoy working with people and sharing their ideas on improving the community. Have open-door policy. Why I like being mayor: The challenges that it presents. The opportunity to work with the residents and other community leaders through service. Why I hate being mayor: "I don't dislike being mayor. Frustrations and disappointments are present, but an individual can grow from them." Recipe for success: Create a positive attitude. Look and listen to the ideas of others. Communicate and work with each person you come in contact with. A memorable failure: Failing to satisfy everyone's wishes. Heroes: Abraham Lincoln; George Q. Bennett; my grandfather, Anthony J. Stoddard; and my father, Louis Stoddard. Leisure: traveling, golf and basketball games. Favorite book: It's hard to single out any one book. There are so many great issues. Favorite movie: "Sound of Music."