Ann Tofil seeks Sheridan Town Council position

SHERIDAN — Ann Tofil is seeking election for the position of councilwoman in the Town of Sheridan. She is endorsed by the Chautauqua County Democratic Committee and the Sheridan Democratic Committee.

Tofil lives on Center Road in Sheridan with her husband James, whom she married in 2015. She is a lifelong resident of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York. She was born and raised in Bradford, Pennsylvania, along with her parents and five brothers. She graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1977.

Tofil has two children, Michael, who lives and works in Dunkirk and Dr. Jeanna who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and works as a medical science liaison. For 24 years, Tofil was married to Byron (Tim) Davis, a highly decorated police officer with the Bradford Area Police Department, who passed away from cancer in 2006.

Tofil has experience in almost all aspects of small business. She has worked as a cashier and assistant manager for JoAnn Fabrics. Tofil also worked as a seamstress at D&K Drapery, gaining the skills and experience needed to start her own business.

For 8 years, Tofil worked as an entrepreneur designing, fabricating and installing custom window treatments and home furnishings. Her business, Gold Star Interior Workroom, was named in recognition of her late brother, MSG Thomas Maholic, who gave his life in service to his country in 2006 while serving in the Army.

Tofil has volunteered at L.E.E.K. Mountain and Hunting Preserve, which is a non-profit organization which provides outdoor experiences for wounded veterans. She also volunteers at the Willow Creek DAV triathlon, Patriot Guard Riders and the Sheridan Historical Society. Tofil was formerly a Girl Scout troop leader. Tofil received an award for Parent of the Year from the Bradford Area School District. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, sewing, baking, traveling and tending to her garden.

Currently retired, Tofil seeks office as a way to serve her new community. Her experiences as a mother, laborer, manager and business owner from a small town allow her to step into this position with confidence. Being a relatively new resident of the area, she hopes to bring a new voice to the table when discussing the needs of the community and finding constructive ways to address them.