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Melvin Irwin Responds to Our Questions

Melvin Irwin

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions. 

1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family.

2 Why did you decide to run for office?

3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will assist you as a town council member?

4 What town issues concern you the most?

5 How would you address these issues?

6 Why should a person vote for you?

7 What party lines will your name appear on in November?

My name is Melvin Irwin I am the republican candidate for Peru town council. I was born and raised in Peru, graduated from Peru H.S., attended Canton ATC graduated with an associates degree in agronomy. I then returned to the family farm and joined my two brothers in a partnership called Maplegrand Farms founded by my parents, Kermit and Bertha.

Recently after much thought we have decided to discontinue the dairy portion of our business. I have decided to become more involved in my town. Over the years I have served on several community organizations, including being chairman of the board of trustees at Peru Community Church, Apple Valley Senior Housing corporate board and past President of Clinton County Farm Bureau as well as other regional boards.

           Easily my greatest success in my life has been playing a large role in my four daughters lives. My business skills might come from farming, my negotiation and compromising skills come from raising four daughters!!
           In Peru I am most concerned about the towns infrastructure needs now and in the future. Our water supply is becoming inadequate our sidewalks need repair and those that provide for our basic needs are being asked a great deal of. I come from a farm background where sound financial planning is a must. I hope to bring these qualities to the town board.
I ask for your support, sincerely Melvin Irwin
My name will appear on both the Republican and the Independent lines.
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