LAKE TOWNSHIP — Three candidates will run unopposed for the Lake Township advisory board. Republican incumbents Kathleen Lokotar and Wayne Spratt, along with Democratic incumbent Paul Sibray, will fill the three open seats.
Republican incumbent Molly Bradford is the sole candidate for the Jackson Township trustee position.
Lokotar has served on the Lake Township advisory board since 2006. She also serves as treasurer of the Silver Lake Youth League and on the Claypool United Methodist Church Administrative Council. In addition, Lokotar is a Kosciusko County 4-H volunteer.
Lokotar resides in Silver Lake. She has been married to her husband, John, for 29 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.
She is a self-employed farm manager and also does home health care. The Lokotars attend Claypool United Methodist Church. They have numerous animals, including dogs, cats, llamas, a pot-bellied pig, goats and horses.
Lokotar enjoys attending church, spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities and “traveling to Michigan to use our dune buggy in the beautiful area of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Hart, Michigan.”
Sibray has served on the Lake Township advisory board since 2006. He is a retired teacher/coach from Warsaw Community Schools.
Sibray and his wife, Ann, live west of Silver Lake. They have four grown children and seven grandchildren.
“We love retirement and especially spending a few months in Florida when the snow blows here in Indiana,” said Sibray.
Spratt has served on the Lake Township advisory board for 15 years. He has served on church and cemetery boards as well.
Spratt resides in Silver Lake where he has lived for 46 years. He and his wife, Jane, have four grown sons.
Bradford has served as the Lake Township trustee since June 1996. She has previously served on the Combined Community Service Board and the Kosciusko County Foundation-Round Up board.
She resides in Silver Lake where she has lived her entire life. She has previously worked for United Telephone Company and Warsaw Community Schools, as well as holding several volunteer jobs.
Bradford and her husband, Roger, have been married for 37 years. They have four children: Jason (and Lauren) Kerlin; Seth (and Crystal) Bradford; Lucas (and Melissa) Bradford; and Holly Bradford. They have seven grandchildren and one great -grandchild as well as a goldendoodle, Jojo.
Bradford enjoys reading, walking for exercise and travel. She likes to spend as much time with family as possible. She and her husband attend Warsaw Community Church and are part of the missions group.