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Three in Walworth County Board District 10 race

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Gazette staff
February 15, 2012
— Three people are vying for the District 10 seat on the Walworth County Board in the Feb. 21 primary.

District 10 includes Bloomfield Township and Genoa City.


The two candidates with the highest vote totals advance to the April 3 general election.


Elizabeth Lyons


Age: 52


Address: 323 Southeastern Court, Genoa City


Job: Small business owner, jewelry manufacturer and artist.


Education: Glenbrook South High School, Glenbrook, Ill., 1977.


Community service: Member, 2020 Smart Growth Committee; past chairwoman, Nippersink Trail Project; past chairwoman, Friends of Genoa City; volunteer for Trail of History in Ringwood, Ill., the Festival of Sugar Maples and Time Travelers Day Camp.


Elected positions: None


Major campaign issue: Growing business and filling the tax incremental financing districts; balancing the needs of the community with available resources, especially in regards to water; continuing to build this vibrant community while retaining its beauty; seeking grants wherever possible to improve the quality of life and/or to reduce the burden on taxpayers.


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Name: Kenneth H. Monroe


Age: 72


Address: W1500 Sunset Drive, Pell Lake


Job: operate Monroe's Auto Service


Education: Milwaukee Tech (auto)


Community service: Genoa City Lions Club


Publicly elected positions: Town of Bloomfield supervisor/chairman since 1992, secretary/treasurer for Wisconsin Towns Association, 2003


Major campaign issue: Addressing overcrowding at the Walworth County jail as well as trying to hold down expenses for many of the services offered by the county, including the high cost of insurance. Unless someone has sat on the board or been to county meetings, it's hard to say what one major issue would be.


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David Nusberger


Age: 52


Address: W873 Juneau Road, Genoa City.


Job: Sales, K&M Auto Sales, 326 Freeman St., Genoa City.


Education: Whitewater High School, 1978; truck driving school, Portage, 1988,


Community service: Founder, Pell Lake Sportsman's Club; Town of Bloomfield Parks, Lakes and Recreation Committee; reach out for Trinity Lutheran Church, Pell Lake.


Elected positions: None


Major campaign issue: We need to defray the cost of incarceration by using electronic bracelets on non-violent offenders. My biggest concern is the lost business in District 10. We're the gateway from Illinois, but we don't see the tourism dollars like Lake Geneva does. I will represent all of the people in the district.



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