Two seek Geneva board chair post

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Kayla Bunge
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
— The race for Geneva Town Board chairperson features an incumbent, who is completing his first term in office, and a former town board chairman, who served four terms in office.
Daniel L. Lauderdale (I)

Age: 44

Address: W3525 Park Drive, Lake Geneva.

Job: Police officer for the Williams Bay Police Department.

Education: Graduate of Elkhorn High School; studied criminal justice at Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn; studied to become a military police officer while in the Army National Guard.

Community service: Army National Guard, 1983-89.

Elected posts: Geneva Town Board chairman, 2007-present.

Major campaign issue: "I would like to maintain a more open style of government, representative of our citizen body by way of committees. Receiving public input should play an important role in our decision-making process. I serve you with high ethical standards, honesty and integrity, without any personal interests as motivation."

Joseph F. Kopecky

Age: 59

Address: W3127 MacLean Road, Elkhorn.

Job: Architect and owner of Kopecky Architects and Associates in Delavan.

Education: Bachelor's degree in architecture from UW-Milwaukee.

Community service: Member of the Town of Geneva Plan Commission, 1995.

Elected posts: Geneva Town Board chairman, 1999-2007; Geneva Town Board supervisor, 1995-99.

Major campaign issue: "Current irresponsible town leadership must go." Kopecky said the town board "wasted thousands of dollars in potential tax revenue" that would have been realized if a four-family residence at Highway 67 at Willow Bend Road had been approved. The board prevented the owners from improving their property and used taxpayer money to tear down their buildings.

Last updated: 9:48 am Thursday, December 13, 2012

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