Former Genoa City public works superintendent John Wrzeszcz is challenging incumbent Barry Goad for the village presidency.

Wrzeszcz, who worked four decades for the village, believes the village must tighten its belt as state funding continues to decrease. At the same time, he wants to avoid raising taxes.

Goad did not respond to the Gazette's request for information.

John Wrzeszcz

Age: 68

Address: 810 Oak Ridge Lane, Genoa City.

Job: Retired from the village of Genoa City. Spent 35 years as superintendent of public works, 10 years as Genoa City fire chief and volunteer fire and rescue services. Still active as a part-time police officer in Williams Bay.

Education: Graduated from William Howard Taft High School, Chicago. Some college and continuing education classes.

Community service: Former member of Genoa City Lions Club, Loyal Order of Moose, Genoa City Little League and Pony League coach.

Elected Posts: None

Major campaign issues: "We are going to have to make due with less money from the state and the same time not raise taxes. Out water and sewer rates are out of sight, and our downtown area is unattractive with closed businesses. I believe those are the major issues at this time."

Barry Goad (I)

Address: 429 Freeman St., Genoa City.

Elected Posts: Incumbent Genoa City village president.

Goad did not respond to the Gazette's request for information.

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