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Erie Soil and Water Conservation District Announce 2020 Board Supervisor Election Results:
The Erie Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was established for the purpose of protecting, preserving, and restoring the natural resources in Erie County. The District is a subdivision of the State of Ohio and governed by a board of five supervisors, elected from and by the residents and landowners of Erie County. Serving staggered three-year terms, the Board of Supervisors provides leadership for conservation programs and projects on agricultural and urbanized lands for the benefit of people and wildlife.
Erie Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the results of the election that concluded on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 4:30 PM. Four nominees ran for two open seats on the Board of Supervisors: Jeff Bohn, Tom Krumwiede, Phil Weilnau, and Tom Wensink.
Congratulations to the following candidates, who have been elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Supervisors starting January 1, 2021:
Tom and his wife, Olivia, reside in Florence Township with their two-year-old twin daughters. Tom is a graduate of Firelands High School and The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster where he studied crop management. He is a full time farmer raising corn, soybeans, wheat, and a 100 head of beef cattle. In the rare instance where Tom has some free time, he enjoys bow hunting and fishing. He is looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the Erie Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors as his father, John, did for fifteen years.
Tom and his wife, Jen, reside in Sandusky. Tom is a fourth generation farmer on the family farm and part of Wensink Farm Seeds. They raise corn, soybeans, winter wheat, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat, and spelt for seed. Tom is a graduate of Perkins High School, The Ohio State University with a degree in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Hood College with a degree in Business Administration. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and spent six years working for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Frederick, Maryland. While working for NRCS as an Area Engineer and the State Hydraulic Engineer, he focused on water quality and flooding issues. Tom and Jen have an eight-year-old son, a four-year-old daughter, and a two-year-old daughter. He enjoys home improvement projects, spending time with his family, and working on the farm.