Spring 2014 Election

Dave Thomas wins Edgerton City Council seat

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Jim Leute
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

EDGERTON—Dave Thomas is ready to start his third term on the Edgerton City Council after easily defeating challenger Patrick Lyons in Tuesday's election.

Thomas, a retired tool and die maker, said he wants to keep Edgerton progressing on an even keel.

“I'm overjoyed,” Thomas said shortly after polls closed.

Thomas said he has enjoyed his previous two terms and is looking forward to his next two-year term.

Leading up to the election, Thomas said he has a good grasp on how the city runs.

Tuesday night, he said stability in local government is a good thing, noting Mayor Chris Lund's successful re-election as mayor.

Thomas said he would continue to look for new revenue sources to improve public works facilities and equipment.

Helping local businesses is one way to do that, he said.

“The people just to the north of us, where the sun rises and sets, seem to have a pretty tight lid on us,” Thomas said. “For the adventuresome person or persons who want to run businesses, we owe it to them to support them so they can keep paying their tax bills and we can keep the downtown full of people eating or occasionally stopping for a beer.”

The 77-year-old Thomas graduated from Auburndale High School in 1954 and retired from Madison Kipp Corp.

His community service includes working on a committee to establish a senior center in Edgerton and serving on the Edgerton public safety committee, utility commission, Edgerton Public Library Board and the city's planning committee.

Lyons, who works as a warehouse manager in Madison, was making his first run at public office.

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