David NaDell wants to maintain the small, pleasant community in Mansfield, while improving the small things, such as roads and sidewalks. That's why he's running for the Post 4 council seat.
Nadell, 64, moved to Mansfield from Michigan nine years ago, and the retired U.S. Postal Service worker believes he would bring valuable life experience to the council.
"I bring some education, some life education. I've raised children in these kinds of small communities. I can bring stability to the community," NaDell said.
He said he wants to see the community grow a little by adding a few more residents and businesses, but doesn't want to see large growth that would change the town's
NaDell worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 15 years, and before that worked as a glass installer for more than 20 years.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, and in the Army National Guard for an additional two. He served during the Vietnam War, though he never went overseas.
NaDell graduated from Jackson High School in Jackson, Mich., and also took classes at Lansing Community College and Howard College in Big Spring, Texas, receiving technical certification in mechanical engineering.
He moved to Mansfield to be near his daughter, Jeana, who is married to Dennis Hyde, owner of D.J. Pipeline. He also has a son, David Jr.
He and his wife, Renay, have four grandchildren.
NaDell will face Lisa Dunn in the Nov. 8 municipal election.