Newcomer challenging incumbent treasurer

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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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