Tadlock seeks second mayoral term

Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

Unfinished business is why Westfield Mayor Mike Tadlock is seeking a second term.

Topping his list of unfinished business is residents’ No. 1 concern, nuisance properties, Tadlock told The Akron Hometowner.

“I’m going to continue encouraging residents to keep up their properties,” said Tadlock. “For those properties that are abandoned, I’m trying to find a way to demolish them.”

Next on his list is finding financial resources to put in a new (wastewater) lift station.

“I’d like to work with the citizens in the community to find ways to encourage people to look at our community as a place to build a home or buy a home,” said Tadlock.

Another goal is to find a suitable dog pound arrangement for dogs found running loose, he said.

Tadlock, who was born in Omaha, Neb., lived in several places before his family settled in Sioux City in 1967.

He graduated from Sioux City Heelan High School in 1968 and then attended Sioux Empire College in Hawarden for 1.5 years before seeking a career.

Tadlock served in the Iowa National Guard, 1970 – 1976, and another year with the Army Reserves in Sioux City.

After working for Sioux City’s Utility Department and Street Division, Tadlock was a Woodbury County sheriff’s deputy for 30 years, retiring in 2004.

Tadlock was looking for a home away from Sioux City as he’d grown up in a small Michigan town about the size of Akron when he saw the house for sale in Westfield.

“I’ve always wanted to live in a small rural community,” said Tadlock, who currently is employed as an on-call driver for Siouxland PACE, a program of Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s. PACE is Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

Tadlock enjoys camping, boating and motorcycling.

He and his wife, Raquel, have seven children and 12 grandchildren.

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