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Newcomer challenging incumbent treasurer

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ANN MARIE AMES
March 27, 2009
— Long-time town of Clinton Treasurer Mae Collins faces a challenge for the position from Social Security administration worker Elisa Gilbertson.
Mae E. Collins (I)

Address: 7641 E. Stateline Road, Clinton


Age: 84


Job: None


Education: Graduated from South Beloit High School


Community service: Member of Clinton Homemakers, South Beloit Legion Auxiliary


Elected posts: Town of Clinton treasurer since 1983


Major campaign issue: "To continue providing friendly, helpful assistance to taxpayers. Providing a detailed financial history of the town to assist the board in making fiscally responsible decisions. Maintaining accurate financial records and submitting timely payments."


Elisa A. Gilbertson

Address: 9347 East County P, Clinton


Age: 39


Job: Service representative at Social Security administration


Education: Earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Lakeland College, Sheboygan. Earned an associate's degree in accounting and an Advanced Technical Certificate of Financial Planning from Gateway Technical College, Elkhorn.


Community service: Volunteer for Mercy Regional Hospice and American Cancer Society Relay for Life


Elected posts: None so far


Major campaign issue: "As a long-time resident of our community, I now have the time and experience to stand for elected office. My background and education include extensive computer knowledge, accounting, tax preparation and budget work. I will provide accuracy and accountability for all facets of budgeting that will assist the township with financial decision-making."



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