Spring 2014 Election

Two vie for town of Geneva board seat

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TOWN OF GENEVA—The election for Supervisor 4 in the town of Geneva pits a former town board chairman who wants to return to the board against a retired engineer and contractor who also has served the town in the past.


Age: 49

Address: W3525 Park Drive, Lake Geneva.

Job: Williams Bay police officer with specialty in crimes against children, assigned to Walworth County Sheriff's Office task force; Army National Guard 1983-89.

Education: High school, some work toward an associate degree, numerous law enforcement schools.

Community service: Board member for Walworth County Alliance for Children since 2012, helping with fundraising to build a child advocacy center in the town of Geneva.

Elected posts: Town of Geneva Board chairman, 2007-11.

Major issues: “I am concerned with the town's inability to retain valuable employees. …I would like to look into ways we could attract additional economic development …” He is concerned about service reductions to Mercy Health System and others that have invested in the town. He wants more publicity about board actions and notes that he advocated a referendum regarding a previous spending issue.


Age: 60

Address: W3228 McDonald Road, Lake Geneva.

Job: Retired remodeling contractor, 2001-13; former manufacturing engineer, engineering manager, plant manager, manufacturing manager from 1969-2001; U.S. Air Force 1963-67.

Education: Attended College of DuPage and University of Illinois, 1962-63 and 1967-69.

Community service: Member, town of Geneva ad hoc committee fire/EMS protection study, 2012; town of Geneva Plan Commission member, 2011-present.

Elected posts: None

Major issues: “For the past three years, the town board has performed unselfishly, maintaining a tight budget in an economy that has taken on an entirely new look (while) keeping the safety and welfare of the community a top priority.” He wants to help continue this “responsible governing.” He would offer his skills “to help manage employees and maintain the  (town's) property and the equipment. …”

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