By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — Five candidates have filed nomination papers for three positions on the Colfax Village Board for the April 1 election: Mark Halpin (incumbent); Richard Johnson (incumbent); Carey Davis; George Richards; and Jeremy Klukas.
The Colfax Messenger sent out candidate questionnaires to all of the candidates, and Davis returned the fifth questionnaire to the Messenger office.
Davis, 54, is a resident of Park Drive in Colfax and builds bridges at Anderson Bridges in Colfax. He also is a bartender at the Outhouse in Colfax.
Davis’s family includes his significant other, Alisa King, and his children, Jessica, Calvin, and Dustyn.
Here are his answers to the questionnaire:
1. Why did you decide to run for election? I think we need change, new ideas and new ears to listen to the people in the village.
2. What aspects of your background make you particularly suited for serving on the village board? No experience on any type of boards, but being self-employed for 29+ years, I’ve seen some things that need an open ear to listen and go after.
3. What issues do you see as being the most important for Colfax and why? No. 1 business development; No. 2 economic development; No. 3 housing; No. 4 streets, utilities and water quality.
4. What issues do you hope to bring to the Colfax Village Board or what issues would you like to see addressed by the village board? Economic development, business development and housing is all very important in a small town.
5. Other comments? I’m a good listener and I want to listen to the village people on their concerns and address them the best I can. Being self-employed for the better part of my life I see how the government works. I hope to be able to use some of that in my quest to be a board member and help make good decisions for the towns people.