Know Your Candidates

In case you are not familiar with the individuals running to fill two seats on the credit union’s Board of Directors, below is some biographical information on each of the candidates. Don’t forget to vote at either branch via the drive up, just ask for a ballot. Voting will be open from January 4th through March 31st, 2021.

Dick is a lifelong resident of Portage County, and has been a credit union member for 59 years. Dick has served as Financial Officer for Portage County Labor Council, was Recording Secretary and Vice President of Union Local  359 prior to taking a Company position with Consolidated Papers, Wisconsin River Division. He retired from Consolidated in 2000 after 40 years of service.  Dick continues to work in beef farming.  He has served on the Board of Directors for Central Wisconsin Credit Union for the last five years and is seeking re-election for another term.

Mike is a lifelong resident of Stevens Point and has been a member of Central Wisconsin Credit Union for 18 years. He, his wife Chris and their daughter, Madison, all attended UWSP. Mike is currently serving as Mayor of Stevens Point since 2015. Prior to that Mike served on the Stevens Point City Council, Portage County Board. Prior to those positions Mike was a Hardware Engineer at Skyward, Inc. Mike also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Portage County Business Council and the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau. He also serves on the Midstate Technical Collage Emergency Management Services Advisory Council and the Justice Coalition of Portage County.

I was raised on the west side of Stevens Point. I attended SPASH, MSTC, and UWSP, finishing with a B.S. in History and minoring in sociology. I married my high school sweetheart, and we live with our UWO attending daughter on a hobby farm just West of Stevens Point. We have goats, chickens, and four great dogs. I work in real estate and the service industry. I have a good understanding of the baking industry and enjoy reading the works of Mises and other Austrian economists. My main strength is in customer service, as I have been working in it for 30 years. I have been a member of credit unions for over two decades and would be honored to help steer this organization to focus on the members' service first, as befits a member-owned charter. 
Humbly yours, 
Andrew Bartelt