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Candidate Profile: Bill Goepfert
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Election 2018: Village of Argyle

The Argyle Village Board has three open seats on the April 3 ballot. Village President James Larson will not be seeking re-election. Thomas Moore is running for the position. Incumbents Ismael Hinojosa, Brad Ostby and Dave Soper will also not be seeking re-election. Candidates on the ballot are Adam Anderson, Chris Holcomb, Halie Helfvogt, Kody Bartels and Bill Goepfert.

Position sought: Village board

Age: 76

City/town of residence: Argyle, WI

Family: Wife, Carol, two grown children living in Minneapolis area and five grandchildren.

Education: Graduate of Argyle High School

Occupation: Retired: former business owner in Monroe, school bus driver for both Monroe and Argyle, courier for Monroe Clinic among other things.

Previous elected positions held: Trustee for Cornerstone Lutheran Church

What are the top issues facing this district/municipality and how would you work to resolve it?

Resolving the issue of the old school building. This has been going on for years now and I would like to be able to help in finding a solution to this problem.

What are other key issues facing the district/municipality, and how would you work to resolve them?

Bring back a grocery store, it doesn't have to be fancy, just the basics at reasonable prices. We have had several new businesses in the past few years that have helped revitalize the downtown area but more has to be done. Spruce up the village, perhaps we could have a "free" recycling day where people could get rid of unwanted items without being charged for it.

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

I grew up in Argyle and would like to see it return to the busy fun place it used to be. Since I am retired I would have plenty of time to devote to any issues that need resolved.