By LeAnn R. Ralph
TOWN OF COLFAX — Dean Logslett, currently serving as Supervisor 1 on the Colfax Town Board, will be on the ballot in the April 7 election for chair of the Town of Colfax along with Roger Larson.
Town of Colfax residents Lisa Bragg-Hurlburt and Ronald Hoffman will be on the April ballot for the Supervisor 1 position.
Gary Bjork, incumbent Supervisor 2, also will be on the ballot in April but does not have any challengers for the position.
Logslett and his wife, Kim, have been married for 30 years and have four grown children: Lacey, Kirk, Tanner and Paige.
Logslett is a heavy equipment operator. He grew up in the Village of Colfax, graduated from Colfax High School, and then moved to the Town of Colfax, where he has resided for the past 30 years.
The Colfax Messenger recently sent out questionnaires to candidates running in the April election.
Here are Logslett’s answers to the questions:
• Why did you decide to run for chair of the Colfax Town Board?
To continue serving the township, as I have been on the Board for 24 years and have extensive experience and knowledge of the condition of the roads, current issues that are being faced, as well as making tax dollars work harder.
• What about your background makes you particularly suited to serve on the town board?
I am very familiar with the area, easy-going and approachable.
• What do you believe to be the biggest challenges or issues facing the Town of Colfax?
One of the biggest issues is coming up with solutions to stretch the tax dollars further. I would also like to maintain the allocation of the land, keeping it in line with our Smart Growth plan.
• What ideas do you have for increasing revenue or decreasing spending?
Currently, there is not much room in the budget for revenue increases, unless taxes are raised, which is something that we do not plan on doing.
• Why are you the best candidate for chair of the Colfax Town Board?
My background in the construction industry and my experience on the board.
• Other comments.
I’m the Assistant Chief for the Colfax Community Fire Department, which I have been a member for 35 years. I also was an EMT on the Colfax Rescue Squad for 22 years.