David Varnam was first elected mayor of Lancaster in April 2016 after serving nearly three years as a member of the Common Council. Varnam stood up for taxpayers by vetoing a 40 percent stormwater fee increase, defeating a proposed wheel tax, and keeping Lancaster the city with the lowest property taxes in Grant County.
Varnam is the past president of Grant County Economic Development and a board member of the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce. He also has served as a U.S. congressional aide and represented the global Christian ministry, Focus on the Family, on federal issues as an issues response analyst. He has a bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies and History minor from California Baptist University.
He is married to his beautiful bride of 18 years, Jessica, who is a family practice physician. They have two children, Sophia, and Abigail. David and his family enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing in Wisconsin’s beautiful outdoors and cheering for the Badgers.
With his unique background and experience as a rural mayor, Varnam has a distinct perspective that will provide a Republican ticket that reflects our diverse state
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