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Farrell to seek seat on city council

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Gazette staff
November 15, 2011
— Jim Farrell on Monday announced he would run for Janesville City Council in the spring.

Farrell, 65, of 1427 N. Harmony Drive, is a retired certified public accountant who worked in accounting management in the manufacturing sector for more than 40 years, according to his news release.


Farrell was controller at Orchid Monroe before he retired. He is enrolled in the MBA program at UW-Whitewater and is taking a class in governmental accounting, he said. He said his background would help the council.


Farrell said the city must maintain the current level of the city services, spend tax dollars in an optimum way, find realistic and innovative ways to bring jobs and industry to Janesville, and make sure the work force has the best training possible.


Farrell is running for one of the seats held by Tom McDonald, Yuri Rashkin and Kathy Voskuil in the April 3 elections.


McDonald and Rashkin, both running for other elected offices, have said they would not run for re-election.


A fourth seat could be open because council President George Brunner resigned last week. The council was scheduled to discuss how to fill that seat Monday night.


Candidates may not circulate nominating petitions for the spring elections until Dec. 1.


Farrell ran unsuccessfully for Janesville School Board in 2009.



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