Fulton town board: Incumbents, Sayre, Farrington, Hull run unopposed

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Those voting in the upcoming April 4 general Spring Election, will find the names of three Fulton Town Board candidates each of whom is running unopposed. Each will be seeking reelection to a two-year term. They are, Chairperson Evan Sayre, and supervisors Scott Farrington and Kerry Hull. Answers from each candidate to a supplied questionnaire follow.

 

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Name: Evan Sayre

Age: 74

Address: 8203 N. County Road H, Edgerton

Running for: Fulton Town Board Chairman

Occupation: self-employed, farmer

Number of years residing in community/school district: lifelong resident except for two or three years when I was younger.

Education: college graduate of the University of Wyoming, with a Bachelor of Science degree

Civic and other organizational memberships: Edgerton school board for 12 to 14 years, Edgerton fire district (still on that) 10 years, Fulton Town board as chair for 10 years.

Political experience: dealing with the local issues; that’s what I’ve done on all these boards.

Reasons for seeking this position: They couldn’t find anybody else to do it. I’m semi-retired so it gives me something to do.

What are the most pressing issues facing the position you seek: Financing for the infrastructure, the roads, the way the state’s dealing with this road situation is just deplorable. Nobody wants to raise taxes, but the only way to fix the roads is to generate some money and go fix them. Thirty-five or 40 years ago they scraped up enough money to build these roads and now we can’t even fix them.

What unique perspectives do you bring: I basically try to gather reasonable facts that apply to the thing and come up with something that’s doable and makes sense. It’s basically common sense.

Additional comments: none.

 

farrington

Name: Scott Farrington

Age: 45

Address: 8239 County Road F, Edgerton

Running for: Fulton Town Board Supervisor

Occupation: self-employed, farmer

Number of years residing in community/school district: 45 years

Education: 1990 graduate of Edgerton high school

Civic and other organizational memberships: Edgerton wrestling club as coach for high school, middle school and youth for 20 plus years.

Political experience: on the town board for 12 years, planning and zoning board for 3 years before that, and numerous inter-township boards.

Reasons for seeking this position: To help out the community and do my civic duty that I think people should try and do inside their communities.

What are the most pressing issues facing the position you seek: The No. 1 thing facing the township is budget and shortfalls, and road maintenance. The town is running pretty smoothly right now.

What unique perspectives do you bring: I’m a lifelong member to the community and I know the community pretty good, north, south, east, and west, and I know the people, and the things that go on inside the community, and the history of it.

Additional comments: I’ve been on the board for a long time and I enjoy it. It’s a lot of work and time away from your family, but I enjoy doing it.

 

hull

Name: Kerry Hull

Age: 66

Address: 7818 N. Consolidated School Road, Edgerton

Running for: Town of Fulton Supervisor

Occupation: self-employed, farmer

Number of years residing in community/school district: 37

Education: Bachelor of Science degree, UW-Stevens Point

Civic and other organizational memberships: Milton FFA Alumni, International Hunter Education Association.

Political experience: Fulton town board, 25 plus years; former member of Badgerland Farm Credit Board.

Reasons for seeking this position: continuing the public service.

What are the most pressing issues facing the position you seek: It’s just balancing the township’s needs with lower township income. Our biggest responsibility is roads and the amount of money we get from the state steadily decreases, and as the road age, the price of fixing them goes up much higher than what we have to fix them. So it’s a balancing act to keep the roads up and the taxes down and still have all the other services the citizens want.

What unique perspectives do you bring: I don’t bring anything unique. I just have a conservative fiscal outlook. We do our best to keep our taxes down because we don’t want to pay any more than we have to either.

Additional comments: (none)

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