Wolfgram bows out of Town of Delavan chair race

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
— Jim Wolfgram wants the job.

He just doesn't think the time is right.

Wolfgram, a member of the Delavan Town Board, has withdrawn his candidacy for town chairman.

The town Tuesday, Feb. 17, still will hold a primary election for the seat because Wolfgram's name already is on the ballot. He and former Town of Delavan Clerk Dorothy Burwell planned to challenge incumbent Chairman Wayne Polzin.

Wolfgram's two day jobs would prevent him from devoting the necessary time to the job, he said.

"I really want the position," Wolfgram said. "I know I'm capable of it. But I don't want to get in there and find out I don't have the time to do it. That's not good for me or the township."

Because Wolfgram is on the ballot, there's a chance he could end up elected to the chairman position in April, Clerk Dixie Bernsteen said. If that happens, Wolfgram could choose to step down, and the board would appoint a new chairman, Wolfgram said.

Wolfgram is the superintendent for the Town of Linn Public Works Department. He has put in a lot of overtime this winter, he said.

Wolfgram also owns The Propeller Station, 5124 Highway 50, Delavan.

He serves as chairman of the town's fire and rescue and lake committees.

Wolfgram was elected to the board in April 2007. He plans to run again next year, he said.

Polzin was appointed to the chairman position in April 2007 shortly after being elected to his 15th year as a board member.

Burwell served as town clerk from 1999 to 2001. She served on the Walworth County Board from 1997 to 2008.

Last updated: 9:43 am Thursday, December 13, 2012

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