Spring 2014 Election
Two vie for Lake Geneva City Council seat
Lake Geneva voters will choose either Bob Kordus or Richard E. Peterson on the April 1 ballot for city council.
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
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.”