Five seek four seats on Bowling Township Board


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Originally Posted Online: April 03, 2013, 6:23 pm
Last Updated: April 04, 2013, 9:17 am
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Five people are running for four seats on the Bowling Township Board. Republican Tom DePorter and Democrat Paul W. Lindburg returned their candidate questionnaires to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus, but Democratic candidates William D. Weatherly, Hank Bennett and Tracy Waterman did not.

NAME: Tom DePorter
AGE: 53
ADDRESS: Milan
OCCUPATION: Director of Maintenance – Forward Air, Inc.
FAMILY: Wife, Raelene; three children, two grandchildren with one on the way
EDUCATION: Graduated from Sherrard High
POLITICAL PARTY: Republican
OFFICE SOUGHT: Bowling Township Trustee
PRIOR OFFICE(S): Sherrard board of education, Bowling township trustee
WHY RUNNING: Serving our Community through active participation is what makes this Country the best on earth. We need to be involved with the process and not just stand passively on the sideline.
KEY ISSUE: Our Township is running well and I'd like to continue that through decisions based on common sense and sound fiscal control.


NAME: Paul W. Lindburg
AGE: 74
ADDRESS: Milan
OCCUPATION: Retired
FAMILY: Wife Niomia, children Michael and  Monica
EDUCATION: Sherrard High School, one year Graceland University, marchine repair apprentice program
POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat
OFFICE SOUGHT: Bowling Township Board
PRIOR OFFICES: Township trustee, UAW 1310 trustee, pastor of Community of Christ
WHY RUNNING: To help operate a working team, that bring the best for Bowling Township
KEY ISSUE: To make the most of the tax dollars and grants, for the well being of Bowling Township residents.
COMMENTS: This past four years has been one of working together, bringing the most for your dollars. 

















 



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