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TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD — James Mahoney is an incumbent supervisor on the Springfield Town Board. There are three candidates for two town board positions. Dan Dopkins and Barry Ketchum also are candidates in the April 2 election.
Mahoney, age 62, and his wife, Keri, have two sons, Nick and Jake (Brandy) and three granddaughters, Erica, Eliza and Kenzie.
The Tribune Press Reporter sent out questionnaires to candidates in the spring election.
Here are Mahoney’s answers:
• What is your occupation? Semi-retired from Luckwaldt Ag Inc.
• What is your educational background? High school graduate and one year vo-tech for welding.
• What experience do you have as an elected official? I have been on the Springfield town board for nearly 10 years.
• Why did you decide to run for the town board again? I enjoy working with people and trying to solve issues that come up in the township.
• What makes you particularly suited to serve on the town board? I have been a resident of Springfield all my life. I was a dairy/beef farmer for the majority of those years, before working off the farm. Being self-employed I learned the value of a dollar and how far that dollar goes. My hope is that people feel they can talk to me on any issue concerning the township.
• What do you believe to be the biggest challenges facing your township? The lack of funds to maintain and replace existing roads in the township.
• What do you hope to accomplish serving on your town board? I hope that residents of Springfield would offer suggestions that could help the board come to a good solution to the issue of lack of funds for road maintenance and reconstruction. It is an issue that will be around for a long time!
• Other comments? None.