Elections Glade Valley Government 

Robert “Bob” Yoder for Walkersville Town Commissioner

 1.  Tell our readers about yourself (family, education, employment, community involvement, etc.): I am married to my very loving wife Cindy, and have two adult children and one granddaughter.  I am a retired IT Network Manager who was responsible for a large staff of engineers reporting directly to me. My experience included managing multi-million dollar budgets and negotiating large scale national contracts for a major corporation. I created, built and managed nation-wide network infrastructures. This included designing new network architectures and creating plans for implementation, along with participating in the…

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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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Chad Weddle Seeks Re-Election as Walkersville Burgess

 1.  Tell our readers about yourself (family, education, employment, community involvement, etc.): I was raised by my grandparents and they instilled in me the importance of giving to one’s community. I have had the privilege of serving the Town of Walkersville as a Commissioner beginning in 1996, and was re-elected by the citizens 7 times, serving 8 terms as a commissioner. Then I was elected Burgess/Mayor in 2015. I also served on the Walkersville Centennial Committee in 1992 and the Walkersville Planning Commission from 1995- 1996.  In June of 2018,…

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Elections Glade Valley Government 

Russ Winch Seeks Election as Walkersville Burgess

 1.  Tell our readers about yourself (family, education, employment, community involvement, etc.): I am a registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of engineering experience serving various industries, for which I have traveled frequently both nationally and internationally. I am currently employed with Bechtel National working primarily in the nuclear sector. I live with my wife Clara (married 30 years) in Old Town, on the corner of West Pennsylvania Ave and Maple Ave in an old historic Victorian which we are currently renovating. Clara is a Certified Professional Accountant, and…

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