That article was written in 2002 and it wouldn't be too hard to find out of that Marvin Markle is from Vacaville, by contacting the city where this guy was the Vice Mayor. Maybe they'd respond?<quoted text>Googled Marvin Markle and came up with this. I hope to God he's not the Vice Mayor of a town in California trying to change their name to "Got Milk?"
It was one of 20 letters Manning wrote to small California towns. He was doing his job -- making milk and the ad campaign a topic of conversation -- but the media storm that followed in Biggs began when an elected official, Marvin Markle, the vice mayor, told a friend at the Appeal-Democrat newspaper in nearby Marysville of Manning's amusing letter. The first story appeared.
There was Callaway in a black Got Milk? T-shirt on Page One saying she wanted to hear more details of what money or civic improvements the milkmen have in mind for Biggs.
Even Markle, as harsh a critic as there is of the name-change idea, has a price: He said he would listen to the milk people if there were $2 million on the table for curb and gutter work. There are also needs for the 900 kids in town under 18.
I doubt if a murderous Markle would do anything as good as serving a city as Vice Mayor, though.
Hey, I wonder what his high school transcripts from Vaca High look like? Joe Silva's, too, and Bryan Ariza. I imagine them as flunk-outs.