Two seek Sugar Creek chair post

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Kayla Bunge
March 25, 2009
— The race for Sugar Creek Town Board chairperson features a current town board supervisor, who is completing his first term in office, and a political newcomer—a Walworth County conservation technician.
David P. Duwe

Age: 42

Address: W7265 Robins Way, Elkhorn.

Job: Conservation technician in the Walworth County Land Use and Resource Management Department; owner of D. Duwe's Professional Services, a guided fishing service for Delavan and Geneva lakes.

Education: Bachelor's degree in forest management from UW-Stevens Point. He also is a licensed professional soil scientist and licensed fishing guide.

Community service: Member of the Town of Sugar Creek Plan Commission; member of the Walworth County Visitors Bureau; former member of the Delavan-Delavan Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Elected posts: None.

Major campaign issues: "In Sugar Creek Township, we have three main issues that I will address: flooding around Silver Lake, Lake Wandawega and North Lake; maintaining a fiscally responsible budget; and determining whether platted subdivision roads that have not been established should be abandoned, made private or made public and who should pay for the installation."

Carl E. Rieken

Age: 70

Address: W5530 Evergreen Road, Elkhorn.

Job: Self-employed safety consultant; safety instructor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is a former Wisconsin state trooper and former police officer in the Beloit Police Department.

Education: Bachelor's degree in safety from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; attended UW-Whitewater; completed the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy.

Community service: None.

Elected posts: Sugar Creek town supervisor, 2007-present.

Major campaign issue: "To hold the budget or reduce taxes for Sugar Creek, and look to improve our services at a reduced rate. To keep Sugar Creek a rural community. We need the family farm."

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