Frank J. Marsden

Age: 78

Address: 1525 Lincoln Heights, Beloit.

Job: Retired circuit court bailiff

Education: Graduated from Beloit High School in 1950

Community service: Served for 10 years on the Beloit Police and Fire Commission

Elected posts: Served from 1970 to 1972 on the Beloit City Council; served on the Beloit School Board from 1975 to 1978; served on the Rock County Board from 1982 to 1986.

Major campaign issue: My major concern is to get the budget and tax rate under control. I am concerned about the rising tax rate.


Wayne Gustina (I)

The Gazette could not reach Gustina for information about his campaign.

Gustina was appointed to the board in June on a 14-13 vote. He and Marsden applied to fill a position formerly held by Marshall Bown, who moved out of the district.

Brent A. Fox

Age: 45

Address: 2520 N. Parker Drive, Janesville

Job: Vice president of division operations, ABC Supply Co.

Education: Graduated in 1983 from Parker High School, Janesville.

Community service: Former board president and current board member of Southern Wisconsin AirFest; board member of Janesville Performing Arts Center; board member for Hendricks Family Foundation; former member of the UW Rock County Foundation; former member of the Janesville Zoning Board of Appeals.

Public office: none

Major campaign issue: Our No. 1 priority should be a proactive, collaborative effort with the business community to make Rock County attractive for business development. I believe my 26-plus years of experience and my community service have given me the understanding and skills to contribute to a positive economic future for Rock County.


James R. Joiner (I)

Age: 52

Address: 1507 Refset Drive, Janesville.

Job: Currently unemployed

Education: Bachelor's degree in economics from UW-Madison, 1982.

Community service: none listed

Public office: Was elected to the Rock County Board in 2006.

Major campaign issue: My major concern has been the residents at Rock Haven. I first ran for the board over my concern for their well being. I have served two terms on the health services committee, which oversees Rock Haven. The board is now considering a design study for a new building, and I support the effort.

Jane R. Thompson (I)

Age: 50

Address: 4270 N. Polaris Parkway, Janesville.

Job: Teacher at Janesville Academy for International Studies

Education: Bachelor's degree in education, UW-Whitewater; master's degree in education, National Lewis University.

Community service: Member of Rock County Diversity Action Team; Zonta International.

Elected posts: Has served on Rock County Board District 20 since 2004. Current member of the Education, Veterans and Aging Services Committee and the Arrowhead Library Board.


Kathy J. Kelm

Age: 56

Address: 3603 E. Rotamer Road, Janesville.

Job: Administrative assistant/bookkeeper

Education: Kirkwood Community College

Community service: none listed

Elected posts: none listed

Major campaign issue: What I feel I would bring to the board is a fresh perspective. We should look for opportunities to bring employment here not for just today, but for tomorrow and beyond. does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

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