Janesville49.3°

Two set to square off for Clinton president

Print Print
Ted Sullivan
March 27, 2009
— The race for Clinton village president pits the incumbent against a challenger who has held the position in the past.

Incumbent Mary A. Jensen, 75, has been village president since 2005. She previously served as a village trustee for two years.


Challenger Bill R. Ruston, 71, has been a village trustee for 10 years. He will remain a trustee if he isn't elected village president. He previously served as village president for 20 years.


The Clinton Village Board includes a village president and six trustees. The president is paid $1,500 a year, and trustees are paid $600 a year. All positions are elected at large.


The village board is responsible for legislative actions and deciding the budget and tax levy.


Mary A. Jensen (I)

Address: 506 High St., Clinton.


Age: 75


Job: None


Education: Clinton High School, 1951, and UW-Milwaukee, 1956.


Community service: Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Rock Green Realtors Association, Habitat for Humanity and Clinton Historical Society.


Elected posts: Village trustee, 2003-05, village president, 2005-present, village planning commission, 1987-present.


Major campaign issues: "Keeping taxes down, filling the industrial park, street improvements and park development."


Bill R. Ruston

Address: 202 East St., Clinton.


Age: 71


Job: Electrician


Education: Clinton High School


Community service: None


Elected posts: Village president, 20 years total, and village trustee, the past 10 years.


Major campaign issue: "To try and make things better."



Print Print