Jan. 24, 2019
By David Nordby The Brillion News
REEDSVILLE – Two Reedsville citizens with very different paths have both stepped forward to seek election to fill the village’s two open trustee spots as write-in candidates.
Andrew Bubolz, the former village president and lifelong village resident, and Bobbi Reedy, a Reedsville citizen for close to a year, both feel the time is right for them to be a part of the village board.
Current Trustee Joe Cummings is not seeking re-election. Jerry Reis, also a current trustee, is running for village president against incumbent Jesse Walt. Becky Busse, wife of Reedsville Fire Chief Brad Busse, was the only registered candidate for a trustee position.
Bubolz stepping back into action
Bubolz previously had two terms as village president. The decision to step back in was not an easy one.
“It was a very difficult decision to run as a write-in candidate,” Bubolz said. “When on a board, you always second guess your decisions. How will the decisions I make affect my family, neighbors and village? If you genuinely care for the people, you think about every single decision both large and small.”
Bubolz says he hopes to direct the future of the village with “a common-sense approach.”
“There is a good core there for the village board, but you have to see both sides of all issues without a personal agenda and I hope I can bring that level of professionalism to the board,” he said.
Bubolz has had the unique vantage point of seeing Reedsville his entire life. As it stands, he says not much has changed.
“We need more businesses and are grateful for the ones we have. We have room for more homes and housing, but the process is slow,” he says.
Reedy a new face in the community
Reedy has been in the surrounding area since 2002. In 2017, she and her husband moved their children from parochial school in Clarks Mills and landed in Reedsville under the state school choice program. In 2018, they moved into a new home they built in the village.
“We chose Reedsville School District because of its reputation and first place ranking in Manitowoc County,” Reedy said.
Reedy has worked in local government before. She served as the town clerk for the Town of Liberty from 2013 to 2017. She spent a year helping the neighboring Town of Centerville as their clerk from the summer of 2015 to the following year.
“Being a clerk provided me with a strong understanding of all aspects of local government and I hope to draw from that as a trustee in Reedsville,” she says.
Reedy attended her first village meeting two weeks ago. She had been following the minutes of monthly meetings since they decided to build in Reedsville.
Please see the extended version of this story with additional quotes from Bubolz and Reedy the Jan. 24, 2019 print edition of The Brillion News.