Three in Walworth County Board District 10 race
District 10 includes Bloomfield Township and Genoa City.
The two candidates with the highest vote totals advance to the April 3 general election.
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.
Name: Kenneth H. Monroe
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.
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.
Last updated: 7:43 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012