Spring 2014 Election

Four vying for three seats on Walworth Village Board

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Shelly Birkelo
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

John Bromfield, Kent A. Johnson, LeRoy A. Nordmeyer and Ed Snyder are in the race for three seats on the Walworth Village Board.


Age: 77

Address: 686 Cook St., Walworth.

Job: Driver for Kunes Country Ford, Delavan.

Education: Bachelor's degrees from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Community service: None

Elected posts: Fontana Village Board for 10 years, Fontana-Walworth Water Pollution Control Commission Board, protection committee, public works committee, board of review, board of appeals, environmental committee, Geneva Lake Environmental Agency Board, recreation committee, arbor committee, lakefront committee.

Major campaign issues: There are no major issues that need to be addressed at this time. I would like to use my years of local government experience to assist the town board in maintaining the village's small-town charm through managed residential growth and business community expansion.


Age: 63

Address: 210 S. Main St., Walworth.

Job: Assistant manager, Dari Co., Hebron, Ill.

Education: Alden-Hebron High School, Hebron, Ill., 1969; bachelor's degree in English, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1973.

Community service: Former president and vice president of Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce, co-chairman of Taste of Lake Geneva.

Elected posts: Walworth Village Board and plan commission, Fontana Walworth Water Pollution Control Commission, and general services committee.

Major campaign issues: Improved safety of the proposed Highway 14 project by eliminating dangerous right-angle turns to protect students and pedestrians plus preserving parking on the square while eliminating traffic on two sides of the square.


Age: 51

Address: 116 Weber St., Walworth.

Job: Storage tank coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Education: Big Foot High School, 1981; attended Blackhawk Technical College to study fire science.

Community service: Volunteer firefighter for 15 years with the Walworth Fire Department, serving as fire chief the last 10 of those years.

Elected posts: Walworth Village Board the past 10 years.

Major campaign issues: The village of Walworth is running smoothly in my opinion, and that is due to the current members of the village board being able to work together and resolve any potential issues as they arise.


Snyder did not return a candidate questionnaire form.

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