Elections Glade Valley Government 

Betsey Brannen for Walkersville Town Commissioner

 1.  Tell our readers about yourself (family, education, employment, community involvement, etc.): I’ve realized now that the use of my legal name, Mary Brannen, may be confusing for some. Many of you know me as Betsey Brannen, your local children’s librarian at the Walkersville Library and wife of fellow commissioner candidate, Mitch Brannen. However, many of you know me by my maiden name, Betsey Whitmore, daughter of longtime residents Ralph and Irene Whitmore. I would like to say that I am a 38-year resident of Walkersville; however, from 1998-2016, I…

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Michael McNiesh for Walkersville Town Commissioner

 1.  Tell our readers about yourself (family, education, employment, community involvement, etc.): I am a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard with 18 years of service to our country. I also work as an Airline Captain for a company called ExpressJet flying 50 seat jets under contract to United Airlines. My Wife Celeste and I grew up in Maryland and have 2 sons Jake (10) and Cameron (8) who attend Glade Elementary. I am an active GVAA soccer dad, have previously coached T-Ball for Frederick County Recreation and assist…

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John T. Zimmerman, Jr. for Walkersville Town Commissioner

 1.  Tell our readers about yourself (family, education, employment, community involvement, etc.): I have lived in Walkersville all of my life. I have been married to Debbie Zimmerman for 33 years, and we have three children; J.T., Jayme, and Jenna. We have five grandchildren; Aubrey, Johnny, Adalyn, Ella, and Clara. I am part owner of Auburn Farms Inc; Walkersville’s only working dairy farm. I have been involved in the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company since I was 16. I am currently the President of the fire department and have held various…

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Dan Yeeles for Walkersville Town Commissioner

 1.  Tell our readers about yourself (family, education, employment, community involvement, etc.): I am a retired government employee. I live on Greenwich Drive. My children attend WHS and WMS. They have participated in GVAA and high school athletics. We have a dog, she is a golden doodle. I chose Walkersville as safe place for my wife and children. I want to keep it safe. I am a US Army Veteran and I graduated from the University of Maryland. Currently, I serve on your Zoning Board of Appeals, the County’s Gaming…

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Tom Gilbert for Walkersville Town Commissioner

 1.  Tell our readers about yourself (family, education, employment, community involvement, etc.): I was born and raised in Walkersville. Both sets of my grandparents are from Walkersville. I graduated from Walkersville High School in 1971 and received a Bachelor of Science in 1975 and Masters of Science in 1978 from the University of Maryland, both degrees in Agricultural Resources and Economics. I began my 37.5 year career at Farm Credit in Frederick in September of 1978 and retired from there in April 2016. I married my wife, Ellie in December…

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