Two write-ins, including incumbent, running for Elkhorn City Council

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staff, Gazette
Thursday, March 28, 2013

— You won’t see the incumbent’s name on the ballot in the race to represent Elkhorn’s 1st District, and you won’t see his challenger’s, either.

That’s because both Councilman Jerry Anderson and business owner Hoss Rehberg missed the deadline to get their names listed on ballots.

Anderson originally filed for non-candidacy, saying he opted to give up the seat because he felt he didn’t have enough time to dedicate to the job.

Seeing that Anderson was not running, Rehberg joined the race as an unopposed write-in candidate.

“I looked at is as an opportunity to get into the political wing,” Rehberg said.

A couple of weeks later, however, Anderson worked out the conflict and decided he would, in fact, run for re-election.

“I’m not done with what we’re working on,” he said.

Now, both men are trying to get the word out and make sure people in the 1st District know their names when they go to vote.

Jerry Anderson

Age: 49

Address: 341 S. Stonefield Road

Job: Village of Williams Bay building inspector

Education: Elkhorn Area High School and training from six years in the United States Air Force

Community service: Assisted with building compliance issues for the Walworth Historical Society

Elected posts: Councilman for the 1st District for the past two years

Major campaign issues: “We continue to struggle to come to terms on Sunset Park Pool. I feel we need to pass a referendum to have the people of Elkhorn assist in the decision process.”

Hoss Rehberg

Age: 39

Address: 303 Devendorf St.

Job: Owns a Farmers and BWO insurance agency

Education: Madison Area Technical College degree, attended UW-Madison.

Community service: Lake Geneva Jaycees, coaches Elkhorn Parks and Recreation teams.

Elected posts: None

Major campaign issues: “The City of Elkhorn is growing, and our resources are dwindling. If elected, I would be able to apply the knowledge and experience I have attained as a business owner in the city of Elkhorn over the last 10 years. I envision an inviting community with a transparent, responsive government.”

Last updated: 8:16 am Monday, April 29, 2013

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