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Candidate Profile: Paul Thompson
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Blanchardville Village Board

There are three candidates running for three seats on the Blanchardville village board. Incumbents Paul Thompson and Ronald Syse are on the ballot, as is Denis Olson.

Position sought: Village Board Trustee

Age: 65

City/town of residence: Blanchardville

Family: wife, Janelle, 44 years, son Erik, daughter Jennifer, 5 grandchildren

Education: (no answer)

Occupation: Maintenance at UW Power Plant, Madison

Previous elected positions held: Village Board Trustee 10 years

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

The top issue is the level of phosphates in the river and the tremendous costs that will be incurred to cut these levels.

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

Maintaining the water, sewer and streets while keeping taxes at the current level.