Tom Bozarth’s Midway roots run deep: His mother was a Weisenberger. The family’s mill on South Elkhorn Creek is still in business.
Tom served two terms on the Midway City Council before running for mayor. That experience helped prepare him for the top position. “You learn a lot about issues. You learn how to cope with things. I enjoyed serving on the council and trying to make a difference. There are so many good things we’ve done.”
He decided to run for mayor not only to continue to help make a difference in Midway, but also because he had reached a point in his life where he wanted to give something back to the community. “I wanted to try to provide more services to the citizens,” he said. He is also dedicated to keeping Midway’s downtown beautiful and inviting. “I want it to look nice. I want it to be clean. I want people to talk about it and come back.”
Being mayor of a small town means being accessible to everyone. Tom likes that; he doesn’t find it draining or intrusive. “I’m very honored to be able to say I’m mayor of such a fine community,” he said.