Three vie for two seats on Harmony Town Board

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staff, Gazette
Friday, March 29, 2013

— Three candidates—newcomers Donald Quarterman and Michael Barlass and incumbent Emmett Reilly—are seeking two spots on the Harmony Town Board.

Michael Barlass

Age: 62

Address: 2216 N. Henke Road, Janesville.

Job: Retired Rock County sheriff’s detective

Education: Graduated from Craig High School in 1969, received an associate degree from Blackhawk Technical College.

Community service: Volunteered for four years as a 4-H leader and was a member of the Town of Harmony Adjustment Board.

Elected posts: None

Major campaign issues: “My family has lived in the town of Harmony since before I was born. I have lived here most of my adult life, and as I have retired I feel I can continue to give back a little bit through public service. I would like to be an honest voice for the folks in Harmony Township if they will have me.”

Donald Quarterman

Age: 66

Address: 1204 N. Milton-Shopiere Road, Janesville.

Job: Retired professional industrial recruiter. Builds commissioned custom furniture and cabinets.

Education: Graduated from Janesville Craig High School.

Community service: Has served on the Harmony Planning and Zoning Committee for the past four years and has served as chairman for the past two.

Elected posts: None

Major campaign issues: “I would like to do my best to maintain Harmony services at a high level while holding down or reducing costs to the citizens of Harmony Township.”

Emmett Reilly (I)

Age: 61

Address: 4026 N. Henke Road, Milton.

Job: Self-employed as co-owner of Berry Basket and Greenhouse

Education: Attended UW-Whitewater from 1969-70 and Herzing Institute from 1971-72 for computer programming.

Community service: Former Boy Scout leader

Elected posts: Harmony Town Board from 2011-13.

Major campaign issues: “It’s more of a local issue than a campaign issue—we need to find a way to finance road maintenance.”

Last updated: 8:15 am Monday, April 29, 2013

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