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TOWN OF SHERMAN — Charles L. Maves is a candidate for Supervisor 1 on the Sherman Town Board in the April 2 election. He is running against challenger Paul Heifner.
Maves, age 60, is married with two adult children.
The Tribune Press Reporter sent out questionnaires to candidates in the spring election.
Here are Maves’ answers to the questionnaire.
• What is your occupation? Retired.
• What is your educational background? Graduated from Menomonie High School. Associate Degree from Chippewa Valley Technical College.
• What experience do you have as an elected official? Served on the Sherman Town Board over 25 years, currently on the Dunn County Board, have served on past church council boards.
• Why did you decide to run for the town board? I would like to continue to serve the residents in the Town of Sherman. I believe in local control and feel my years of experience helps me understand what is needed to fill the position.
• What makes you particularly suited to serve on the town board? I have lived in the Town of Sherman most of my life. I understand and appreciate the history of the town. I believe it is important to consider all points of view as ideas for change are expressed. I believe the needs of all the people in the town should be considered. I have always been open to investigating new ideas or approaches to serve the Town of Sherman. It is through investigation and open discussion that the best decisions can be made for the citizens of the town. I believe that is one of the important duties of a board member.
• What do you believe to be the biggest challenges or issues facing your township? Funding. As costs of maintaining roads and equipment continue to rise finding the resources is a challenge. The demographics of the town are changing and maintaining a balance between the old and the new to serve all the residents of the town.
• What do you hope to accomplish serving on your town board? To provide the services the residents have received in the past while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
• Other comments? None.