Madison County Candidate Profile

Corrected District 3 Commissioner race

The Madisonian mistakenly printed candidate Bill Todd's name as Bill Wood in the Oct. 13 edition. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Please see the corrected version below.





Brian Conklin

Like many of you, my family and I chose to make Madison County our home because of its jaw-dropping beauty and because we still know and care about each other. 

Serving you as County Commissioner would be a continuation of the work I’ve been doing for our country for the last 20+ years.  I have an MBA in Economic Development, and as a commissioned Foreign Service officer I’ve spent years successfully working in partnership with people to increase economic growth, reduce poverty, improve infrastructure and build roads. 

As your Commissioner I’ll work with local leaders and experts to solve problems, reinforce our planning department with the personnel and tools they need to protect what matters most, support access to our public lands in accordance with the law, and ensure our dedicated county employees are valued.

Madison County needs serious, skilled professionals to manage our county successfully into the future. 


John Heckler, Incumbent

Like many, we discovered the environment of Madison County in the early 90’s.  We moved here and invested in the community establishing Sugar High, bringing back the Fish Bowl and the Madison Theatre, plus creating the Alley Bistro.  Helping to create the Ennis Senior Center is one of our proudest achievements.

Ten months ago, I became the Commissioner of District 3 when I was selected to replace my predecessor who retired before the end of his term.  I have found that being a Commissioner is an extremely positive and challenging job that I am dedicated to fulfill.    My 45-year background in engineering and project management serves me well in identifying challenges and delivering results.

I need your support to continue working for you.   You must write me in as your selection for District 3 Commissioner!  Thank you!


Bill Todd

As the the only conservative candidate in this contest, I feel a compulsion to deliver outstanding government services at the lowest possible cost. In the past six months, inflationary trends have had a dramatic impact on our economy, and despite these pressures, I am committed to maintaining our current levels of taxation. My work experience over the past decade as the Chief Technology Officer of an accounting software company has provided me with extensive experience in managing contracts, engaging in difficult negotiations and overseeing civil litigation. My technical expertise is unmatched by any other candidate, and I plan to leverage these skills to streamline and improve County operations.

I was asked by a friend and local business leader to run for this office. I intend to honor my commitment to his faith in my abilities by serving the County with every ounce of energy and talent I can possibly give.


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