Polzin, Burwell face off for Delavan board chair

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Thursday, March 26, 2009
— Two people with political experience in Delavan Township and Walworth County vie for the position as chairman of the Delavan Town Board.

Former county board member Dorothy Burwell challenges incumbent Wayne Polzin.

Current board member Jim Wolfgram dropped out of the chairman race.

Dorothy Burwell

Address: N4836 County Trunk O, Delavan.

Age: 67

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.

Age: 72

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."

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

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