Loudenbeck to run again in different district
Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, now represents the 45th District, which includes Beloit; three wards in Janesville; La Prairie, Harmony, Clinton, Turtle, Johnston and Bradford townships in Rock County; and Richmond Township in Walworth County.
In the next election, she’ll be competing in the 31st District, which will include the same Rock County townships and Richmond Township, but only a small part of Beloit and one ward in Janesville.
The new 31st District also includes the city of Elkhorn; the townships of Darien, Sharon, Sugar Creek and Walworth; and the villages of Darien, Fontana, Sharon, Walworth and Williams Bay.
Loudenbeck said she’s already familiar with parts of the 31st District.
“I lived in Lake Geneva before moving to Clinton, and my husband grew up in Walworth County,” Loudenbeck said. “My in-laws still live there.”
If she wins a second term, Loudenbeck said she “definitely” wanted to continue to serve on the tourism and jobs committee.
She feels she’s been a productive member of the public health and safety committee.
In the next session, Loudenbeck said, she’d like to learn more about shared revenue and the way the school funding formula works.
“Economic development is my main priority,” Loudenbeck said.
She’s also interested in highlighting and supporting the contributions of agriculture in her new district.
“Rock and Walworth counties contain some of the most productive farmland in the world. Recognizing and respecting the contributions of agriculture to the regional economy remain a top priority,” Loudenbeck told the Walworth County Week.
Before being elected to office, Loudenbeck worked at the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce for more than seven years in several capacities, including interim president. She is a former town of Clinton supervisor and president of Stateline World Trade Association.