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Beloit Town Board incumbent keeps seat

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ANN MARIE AMES
April 1, 2008
— Beloit Town Board incumbent Shannon Ladwig held on Tuesday to the seat she was appointed to fill last spring.

She defeated newcomer Jim Stevens by an 11 percent margin.


Ladwig said it will be easier for the board to keep working on its upcoming “big decisions” without a new board member.


“I really would have hated not to get another term to continue working on these,” Ladwig said. “I’m ready and eager. Let’s get back to work and keep moving on the issues.”


Ladwig listed incorporation as a big issue facing the board. She wants the town to tidy up the loose ends and get the paperwork filed so the town can incorporate.


She listed sewers, bringing industry into the township and maintaining the town’s growth as other issues.


Ladwig said she was unfamiliar with Stevens’ platform, so she wasn’t sure what made the race as close as it was. She said the fact that she’s only been on the board for a year, making residents less familiar with her name, might have resulted in the close contest.



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