Three fight for town of Richmond Town Board seat in February primary

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Andrea Anderson
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TOWN OF RICHMOND — The race for town of Richmond Town Board Supervisor 4 features a political newcomer, a former plan commission member, and an incumbent who is seeking another two-year term in the position.

Incumbent Tom Kraus has been a supervisor for 16 years and wants to continue his work preserving the  township's farmland and lakes.

Martin Brunner is running against Kraus and sees the position as a great way to serve his community and thank them for welcoming him into the community 25 years ago.

Greg Scott is challenging Brunner and Kraus. Scott has no elected experience and wants to help keep taxes down and improve the roads.

Voters will eliminate one of the candidates in the primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Martin Brunner

Age: 50.

Address: W9076 County A, Delavan.

Job: Owner of Firebird City, an auto parts facility for Firebirds and Camaros.

Education: 1982 James Madison high school graduate. 

Community service: Former member of Richmond Plan Commission.

Elected posts: None.

Major campaign issues: “Tax reform… To further serve my community and pay back my local community for allowing me 25 years in this town.”

Tom Kraus (I)

Age: 74.

Address: N5903 Johnson Road, Delavan.

Job: Former Marine Corps, retired business owner, works at First Citizens State Bank in Whitewater.

Education: 1957 Delavan-Darien High School graduate.

Community service: None.

Elected posts: Town of Richmond Town Board Supervisor for 16 years.

Major campaign issues: “My main issue is to preserve the farmland and the lakes because we have beautiful lakes in the township and want to try and keep them clean and preserve the farmland.”

Greg Scott

Age: 50.

Address: N5212 Pinnow Road, Delavan.

Job: Full-time employee at Nestle in Burlington, part-time farmer.

Education: 1981 Delavan-Darien High School graduate.

Community service: Volunteers with Wisconsin Carry.

Elected posts: None.

Major campaign issues: “I would like to keep stuff simple, keep the government smaller, and help everybody keep their taxes down. Also keep roads in cleaner and better condition.”

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