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CANDIDATE PROFILES - Milan Village Council

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:59 AM

David Jenkins

Age: 36

Family: Wife Kim

Phone: (419) 499-4237

Address: 92 Liberty St.

Occupation: I am currently employed by EHOVE Career Center in the position of Assistant Director. I am responsible for all facilities, grounds, and technology. I have been employed by EHOVE since 1994.

Education: I have a degree in accounting and international business from BGSU. I am licensed by the State of Ohio as a school treasurer and business manager. I also hold 16 IT industry certifications.

Previous Public Service: member of Milan Council since 2000

Why did you decide to run: I am running for re-election to continue serving the residents of the Village of Milan. I feel over the past seven years I have been effective in providing the highest level of services possible to the residents of the Village, while being a good steward of the taxpayer's money. I feel that I work well with the other members of council and can continue to provide effective leadership.

What do you see as the top three concerns facing your constituents:

1) Fiscal issues - shrinking revenues and unfunded State and Federal mandates

2) Updating the streets and sidewalks while maintaining the old time charm of the village.

3)Providing economical utilities while enhancing each system - water, sewer, electric

Richard Barkhimer

Age: 54

Family: Married, two married sons, two grandsons and two granddaughters

Address: 28 Edison Dr.

Occupation: Have worked for IBEW Local 8 for the last 30 years. Have worked on two nuclear power houses, the world's largest coal burning generating plant, schools, auto plants, banks, steel mills, stores, paper mills, and at present working at Camp Perry

Education: graduated high school in 1972; studied electrical engineering at Owens Technical College from 1974 to 1977; IBEW Local 8 apprenticeship from 1990 to present; adult education in electrical training and OSHA 30 course

Previous Public Service: I have worked with Representative Marcy Kapter on many occasions, worked with Secret Service when President Clinton came to Toledo, was involved with Swanton Ohio's Council, am on the political action committee

Why did you decide to run: To get involved with the community and help with new ideas for the better of the community. To put in instead of just taking away.

What do you see as the top three concerns facing your constituents: At this time there isn't any issues. I just want to get involved so if something comes up I can help. I believe that getting involved is important that's why I would like the chance to get on council. This way maybe I can help.

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