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Drinkman to run as write-in candidate for the Town of Tiffany

TOWN OF TIFFANY — Bill Drinkman, incumbent Supervisor 1 in the Town of Tiffany, will be running as a write-in candidate for the Supervisor 2 position on the town board in the April 7 election.

Chuck Siler, town chair, is running unopposed in the election.

Joe Adams and Lee Kegan will be on the ballot for the Supervisor 1 position.

Michael Blechinger, Supervisor 2, is running unopposed on the ballot — as is Karen Adams, clerk.

Laura Rasmussen and JoAnn Utphall will be on the ballot for Town of Tiffany Treasurer.

The Tribune Press Reporter sent out questionnaires to the candidates.

Drinkman is a resident of county Highway Q and has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Elaine (Jackson) Drinkman, for 51 years. The Drinkmans have four children.

Here is Bill Drinkman’s candidate profile.

• What is your occupation?

We spent 43 years dairy farming before retirement. During the farming years, we established WDHOMEPLACE registered Holsteins and bred a Wisconsin State Milk Production Champion who later went on to become Wisconsin State Protein Champion. We went on and bred many excellent Red and White and Black and White WDHOMEPLACE registered Holsteins before retiring in April of 2007.

During my farming years I also worked at a creamery in Connorsville, worked at a feed mill, hauled milk, installed furnaces, worked several years as an electrician and spent nine years on the Tiffany Town Board.

After retiring in 2007, Elaine and I bought a little car, and we do a bit of driving for pleasure. We also bought a used pontoon so we do quite a bit of fishing. I went to work at the recycling center in Boyceville but had a small stroke so they let me transfer to Connorsville recycling center for shorter hours which is what I’m doing now.

• Why did you decide to launch a write-in candidacy for the Tiffany Town Board?

I would like the opportunity to serve Tiffany another term, which is why I’m asking you to write me in for Supervisor 2 on April 7.

• What about your background makes you particularly suited to serve on the town board?

In the years of being on the Tiffany Board I have received 11 years of road construction and maintenance education and also received a Wal-Mart Small Town Leadership Award.