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Four vie for Darien board seats

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ANN MARIE AMES
March 27, 2009
— Both incumbents face challenges for their seats on the Darien Town Board. Dan Boss, a contractor, and Dan Kilkenny, an attorney, are challenged by Roger Millard, a public works patroller, and Jerry Farnsworth.
Dan Boss (I)

Address: W8667 R-D Townline Road, Darien.


Age: 56


Job: Self-excavating contractor


Education: Graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 1970; operating engineer apprenticeship in 1975; Wisconsin plumber apprenticeship in 1979.


Community service: Assistant chief at the Darien Fire Department; volunteer at Vintage on the Ponds retirement homes, Delavan.


Elected posts: Walworth County Board member 1990; Darien Town Board member from 2004-present.


Major campaign issue: "To continue to help manage Darien Township as it has been. Follow through with existing projects such as the North Road Bridge, Smart Growth, public works equipment and operation."


Jerry "Dewey" Farnsworth

He did not reply to The Janesville Gazette's request for his information.


Dan Kilkenny (I)

Address: N3616 Elm Ridge Road, Delavan.


Age: 52


Job: Self-employed attorney


Education: Graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 1974. Earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the UW-Madison in 1978. Earned a law degree from the UW-Madison in 1982.


Community service: Secretary/treasurer and trustee of the Delavan Cemetery Association, 1984-present; president of the Walworth County Cemetery Association, 1993-present; director of the Land Trust of Walworth County, 2005-present; co-chairman of the Town of Darien Plan Commission 2003-present; chairman of the Walworth County Smart Growth Technical Advisory Committee, and town of Darien representative to the Smart Growth Committee, 2004-present.


Elected posts: Darien Town Board supervisor from 2001-present; Walworth County Board Supervisor, 2006-present; Delavan Lake Sanitary District Commissioner, 1991-92.


Major campaign issue: "I want to maintain Darien Township's position as Walworth County's lowest taxed jurisdiction. We must manage the taxpayer's money and our fees from the landfill wisely so that we can have low taxes for the long-term future and also maintain a high quality of life for our residents."


Roger A. Millard

Address: N3387 North Road, Darien.


Age: 56


Job: Rock County Public Works Patrol Worker


Education: Graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in 1973 with an associate's degree in natural resources


Community service: Volunteer firefighter for Darien 13 years; Corn Fest volunteer; youth community baseball and basketball coach.


Elected posts: None so far


Major campaign issue: "I would like to see the town explore and begin implementation of farmland preservation. There are many benefits, including: the preservation of our rural atmosphere, retention of the tax base, reduction of the tax base and land lost to annexation and the anticipation that future generations will have the opportunity to farm and continue to produce food sources."



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