Polzin, Burwell face off for Delavan board chair
Former county board member Dorothy Burwell challenges incumbent Wayne Polzin.
Current board member Jim Wolfgram dropped out of the chairman race.
Address: N4836 County Trunk O, Delavan.
Job: Retired from work in a law office.
Education: Graduated from Big Foot High School
Community service: Executive vice president of the Friends of Lakeland School; former soccer coach; citizen appointee to Lake Comus Protection and Rehabilitation District; Lauderdale Lakes Management District; citizen member of the Walworth County Land Conservation Committee; president of the Southeastern Area Land and Water Conservation Association; member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association.
Elected posts: Served on the Walworth County Board from 1997-2008. Appointed as town of Delavan clerk in 1999 and served until 2001.
Major campaign issues: "Would like to restore unity and trust in Delavan Township. The inlet dredging project is important as well as storm water issues. I have kept myself abreast of the issue so I come full in."
Wayne Polzin (I)
Address: 7090 Delview Ave., Delavan.
Job: Retired in 1992 after owning and operating Wayne's TV & Appliance in Delavan for 30 years
Education: Graduated from a Milwaukee high school; took numerous courses and seminars for his job and received college credit for them.
Community service: None.
Elected posts: Served as a Delavan Town Board supervisor for two years in the mid-1960s; served as Delavan Town Board chairman from 1983-91; served as Delavan Town Board chairman from 1993-95; served as a Delavan Town Board supervisor from 2005-07. In 2007, Polzin was appointed board chairman.
Major campaign issue: "In the last two years I held the tax increase to $1 for $100,000 of valuation. I think that's a pretty good job. With all the accomplishments I've had, I think I deserve another two years in office. I want to keep the town moving forward without putting us in the poorhouse."