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Delavan board to see fresh faces

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ANN MARIE AMES
March 26, 2009
— The Delavan Town Board will have two new members after April 7, but the new members could have prior board experience.

Four people vie for two open seats on the board. Two of them have served previously.


Current board members James Wolgram and Kim Franzen are not running for re-election.


Dick L. Hummel

Address: N4806 County O, Delavan.


Age: 66


Job: Retired


Education: Graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 1960.


Community service: Charter member of the Delavan-Darien FFA Alumni Association; member of Delavan Lions Club and chairman of the club's corn roast at the Walworth County Fair.


Elected posts: Elected to the Delavan Town Board from 2000-06. Has served on every committee except the town's lake committee.


Major campaign issue: "Being a lifelong township resident. Delavan Lake means too much to this area. Over-population of boats on the lake. The dredging project of the inlet. Highway 50 project. Keeping our buildable lots at the current size. Working with the cities of Elkhorn and Delavan on boundaries and Lake Lawn's project."


Ryan J. Simons

Address: 2601 North Shore Drive, Delavan.


Age: 43


Job: Realtor and broker associate, Keefe Real Estate, Delavan.


Education: Earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from UW-Madison, 1987; earned a master's in business administration from UW-Whitewater in 1993.


Community service: Treasurer of the Delavan Lake Improvement Association and Delavan North Shore Lake Group; board member of Lakes Area Realtors Association; past member of Rotary International.


Elected posts: None at this time


Major campaign issue: "Having been born and raised in Delavan, I understand how important it is to proactively manage the water quality of Delavan Lake with scheduled lake projects and also the need to complete a Smart Growth plan that we can refer to as new development projects are proposed to the community."


Herb Sessner

Address: 2941 Sun Meadow Court, Delavan.


Age: 75


Job: Semi-retired expert witness and safety trainer.


Education: Earned a bachelor's degree from Spencerian College in 1957.


Community service: None.


Elected posts: Appointed to the Delavan Town Board in 2007.


Major campaign issue: "Maintaining a clean and pure lake, increasing town revenue by controlled residential and industrial growth. Maintaining a rural atmosphere. Lowering town debt and controlling surplus. Balancing the budget annually. Constructing a new town hall. Making sure citizens control changes to Highway 50. Maintaining working relationships will all local municipalities."


Carla J. Wojtowicz

Address: 4215 Mulberry Ave., Delavan.


Age: 56


Job: Part-time teller at Citizens Bank, Elkhorn.


Education: Earned a GED in 1971


Community service: Town of Delavan Planning Commission


Elected posts: None so far


Major campaign issue: "My greatest concern for the town of Delavan is preserving our lake and its natural resources. I believe we need to be involved in smart growth in our area to keep prime agricultural land and control large development. I want to be the voice of the people."



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