Four running for road commissioner in Western Township


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Posted Online: April 04, 2013, 3:19 pm
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There's one contested race in Western Township. Four men are running for road commissioner. They are Bill Womac, Marty Nordstrom, Ernie R. Stiles and Lucas Pobanz.

Mr. Stiles did not return a candidate's questionnaire to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus

NAME: Martin "Marty" Nordstrom
AGE: 61
ADDRESS: Orion
OCCUPATION: Custodian for Orion school district
FAMILY: Two grown children
EDUCATION:
POLITICAL PARTY: Independent
OFFICE SOUGHT: Western Township road commissioner
PRIOR OFFICE: None
WHY RUNNING: I think it's the right thing to do
KEY ISSUE: Our roads are in good shape. I've had a lot of comments on snow and ice removal. Budget constraints limit the amount that can be done. Would like to see a different approach in winter snow and ice removal.
COMMENTS: Politics are always hard no matter your opinion. I would be open to suggestions and comments from township residents. Our outgoing commissioner, our board, our secretary and all that give of their time to Western need a big hand for well done.


NAME: Lucas Pobanz
AGE: 30
ADDRESS: Osco
OCCUPATION: Farmer
FAMILY: Fiancee Lori DeBaillie, will gain two step-children, Kyle and Kallie DeBaillie,
EDUCATION: Graduated Orion High School, Black Hawk College auto mechanics
POLITICAL PARTY: Independent
OFFICE SOUGHT: Western Township road commissioner
PRIOR OFFICE: Current lieutenant on Osco/Andover Fire Dept. and firefighter on Orion Fire Dept.
WHY RUNNING: I am employed by Western Township and I really enjoy the work that I do there. I would like to make a career of it.
KEY ISSUE: In these economic times we need a road commissioner who is going to work hard for their community. I am that guy. I know our roads and our equipment very well, and know what needs to be done to fix them.
COMMENTS: There is nothing that I can't do.

NAME: Bill Womac
AGE: 51
ADDRESS: Orion
OCCUPATION: City of Moline Water Pollution Control Dept.
FAMILY: Wife, two children
EDUCATION: UTHS, attended Black Hawk and Scott Community colleges, several Illinois Department of Transportation and other certifications
POLITICAL PARTY: None
OFFICE SOUGHT: Western Township road commissioner
PRIOR OFFICE: None
WHY RUNNING: I have lived in Western Township for the past 14 years and would like to improve and maintain the roads. Many rural roads are narrow with blind spots.
KEY ISSUE: The number one key issue is for the safety to me and all the families that travel the roads in Western Township. To keep good communication between me and the taxpayers. I am available on a 24-hour basis if problems should arise.
COMMENT: Working for the taxpayers of Western Township would be a great pleasure. I enjoy talking and working with people no matter the situation.



















 



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