Four Clear Lake City Council Representatives will be elected Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Incumbents Mike Callanan and Terry Unsworth are unopposed in their bid to continue to serve in the two at-large positions on the Council. Unsworth originally served one term on the Council, ending in December, 2009, representing the Second Ward. He was appointed to the at-large position formerly held by Jon Monson in September, 2010. His appointment was for the period ending with the November, 2011 election. A pair of newcomers will also join the Council. Dana Brant is the candidate for the First
Ward seat being vacated by Shane Cooney. Jim Boehnke is the only candidate for the Third Ward seat held by Ben Furleigh.
Each candidate responded to a brief questionnaire from the Mirror-Reporter about their candidacy. Here are there responses:
Please supply a brief personal biography: My name is Jim Boehnke. I graduated from Clear Lake High School and have an AA Degree from North Iowa Area Community College. I have been married to Renee for 22 years and we have two children, Kelsey and Andrew, and one grandchild. I am self-employed with my wife and we operate a small business. My work experience includes 11 years with Cole Swell Corp., six years as Transportation Director for Clear Lake Schools, Warranty Manager at Kiefer Built horse trailers for two years and two years as General Manager for Kum & Go. In all of these positions I have been very fortunate to work with and for - Read More Via e-Edition
Please supply a brief personal biography: My name is Dana Brant. My wife is Kristi Brant and we have four kids, Madison (14), Mikayla (11), Macey (4) and Jeremy (1). I went to York College in York, Neb. We moved to Clear Lake in 2001 with Kristi’s parents to start a church. I am very busy as a somewhat stay-at-home dad, tending to my four kids’ needs and also doing my best to manage and maintain our seven rental buildings. I enjoy the outdoors, RVing and riding my four-wheeler when I can find the time.
Are there specific issues which motivated you to seek office? If so, which ones? Why? There are no specific issues - Read More Via e-Edition
Please supply a brief personal biography: Mike Callanan, native of Clear Lake, 1967 graduate of Clear Lake High School, University of Northern Iowa graduate, retired high school social studies teacher and coach. Taught the final 28 years at Clear Lake High School. Current work involvement includes substitute teaching, Clear Lake school district energy manager, and assistant varsity boys track coach. Member of Clear Lake Noon Lions Club, St. Patrick’s Council 7898 Knights of Columbus, Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce. Elected in 2007 to an At-Large seat on the Clear Lake City Council. Currently serving as the Mayor Pro Tem. Married for 42 years to Cathy Callanan,- Read More Via e-Edition
Please supply a brief personal biography: A graduate of Michigan State University, Terry was employed by Meredith Corporation in advertising, circulation and retail sales management for over 33 years. Terry’s community service includes membership in the Clear Lake Noon Lions and volunteer activities with Opportunity Village, the Humane Society of North Iowa, Clear Lake State Park, Clear Lake Earth Day and the Food Bank of Central Iowa. Terry and his wife, Anne, have been married 45 years and are the parents of two adult children and three grandchildren. Unsworth originally served one term on the Council, ending in December, 2009, representing Ward Two. He was appointed- Read More Via e-Edition