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Spring 2014 Election

Two vie for Lake Geneva City Council seat

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Gazette staff
March 26, 2014

Lake Geneva voters will choose either Bob Kordus or Richard E. Peterson on the April 1 ballot for city council.

BOB KORDUS

Age: 52

Address: 320 S Boulder Ridge Drive

Job: Kordus Consulting, a bank consulting firm specializing in bank operations efficiency and systems management; substitute teacher for Lake Geneva School District.

Education: Pulaski High School, Milwaukee, 1979; bachelor's degree in business administration, Carroll University, 1987.

Community service: Board member and treasurer for Pregnancy Helpline of Walworth County; deputy grand knight-Knights of Columbus Council 1647, Lake Geneva; Habitat for Humanity, Appleton; St. Vincent de Paul Society, Milwaukee.

Elected posts: None

Major campaign issues: “My focus is maintaining the unique quality of life in Lake Geneva by balancing growth and opportunities with the community as a whole. Many issues face residents and businesses of Lake Geneva, including parking, TIF, maintaining green space and managing tourism. I'd strive to keep the area a great place to work, live and play.”

RICHARD E. PETERSON

Age: 69

Address: 300 S. Edwards Blvd. No. 57

Job: Salesman, Lake Geneva Chevrolet

Education: Badger High Schoolm, 1963.

Community service: Past member of Walworth County Children's Court Advisory Board, which led to laws protecting child victims of sexual assault; past member of Lake Geneva Kiwanis.

Elected posts: Lake Geneva alderman 1997-2001; council president 1999-2001.

Major campaign issues: “Today, spending money seems to win votes in Lake Geneva. Recently, the city spent over $1 million on a parking meter system that is a complete failure. Projects from $30,000 to $1 million are common. I'd like to see TIF District 4 closed and the money remaining not wasted on a parking structure.”



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