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Lake Geneva District 2 Alderman

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Gazette Staff
February 11, 2009
— Three candidates are competing for one seat. Voters Tuesday will narrow the field to two.

M.L. "Mac" McBride


Age: 54


Address: 205 E. South St., Lake Geneva.


Job: Retired.


Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration from Carthage College, Kenosha.


Community service: Football coach at Badger High School, Lake Geneva, and former volunteer firefighter with the Lake Geneva fire department.


Elected posts: Lake Geneva alderman, 2000 to 2007.


Major campaign issue: "The city needs to start moving forward, and the city needs its leadership to prepare it for the future, and that's not being done with the present city council." McBride said he not only would bring six years of experience as an alderman but also open mindedness and "the ability to be a team player."


Ted F. Horne


Age: 36


Address: 1122 Romin Road, Lake Geneva.


Job: Vice president of sales for Satyam Computer Services and founder and president of Horne Custom Homes.


Education: Bachelor's degree in finance and economics from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.


Community service: Volunteers through work for the Indian Foundation, which helps grow communities in India.


Elected posts: None.


Major campaign issue: "I'm concerned with the direction the city council is taking. They tend to be focused on personal agendas versus working together cooperatively for what's best for the city. Also, in these economic times, the city needs to look at finding operational efficiency and reducing operating costs so we can give tax relief to the citizens."


Mary Jo Fesenmaier


Age: 45


Address: 633 Sue Ann Drive, Lake Geneva.


Job: Library resource teacher at Star Center Elementary School, Pell Lake, and Eastview Elementary School, Lake Geneva.


Education: Bachelor's degree in education from Alverno College, Milwaukee, and master's degree in education from UW-Whitewater.


Community service: Member of the Lake Geneva Plan Commission, 2005 to 2007.


Elected posts: Lake Geneva alderman, 2007 to present.


Major campaign issue: "In Lake Geneva, we need a representative with the vision to retain the small-town charm that is characteristic of our beloved community while balancing our need to grow through well-planned development. We need an alderman who will attend meetings, ask questions and research the issues by using contacts inside and outside the city."



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