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Two to come out of District 6 primary for Walworth County Board

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Gazette staff
February 15, 2012
— Four Elkhorn residents are in the running to replace Kathy Ingersoll for the District 6 seat on the Walworth County Board. Ingersoll is not seeking re-election.

District 6 includes the city of Elkhorn and a portion of Sugar Creek Township.


The two top vote-getters in the Feb. 21 primary will advance to the April 3 election.


James M. Boardman Sr.


Age: 71


Address: 312 W. Fourth Ave., Elkhorn


Job: purchase agent/inventory control manager, Mann Capital Management LLC.


Education: Elkhorn Area High School graduate, 1958; Gateway Technical College, 1969-71.


Community service: Charter member of Elkhorn Jaycees, 1963-70, serving as president, state director, state vice president; national director, U.S. Jaycees, 1968; EMT, Elkhorn area ambulance, 1971-86; EAHS DECA club adviser, 1972-80; Gateway power mechanics adviser, 1972-82; Elkhorn Police and Fire Commission president for six years; Walworth County Selective Service, 1979-92 and 1999-2011


Elected positions: Elkhorn alderman, 1976-82.


Major campaign issue: To keep an open line of communication with the electors and continue to maintain all of the county services we enjoy without increasing taxes.


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Pat M. Clancy


Age: 59


Address: 124 W. Market St., Elkhorn.


Job: Retired truck driver, night manager of homeless shelter in Madison, counselor at Shady Oaks Camp in Illinois.


Education: Lockport West High School, Lockport, Ill.


Community service: Volunteer, Walworth County Emergency Homeless Shelter.


Elected positions: None


Major campaign issue: County government is on the front lines of efforts to help our friends, relatives and neighbors get back on their feet in these tough times. I will work with the board to support economic growth, which provides the revenue that funds important services for the people of Walworth County.


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Paul L. Fisher


Age: 47


Address: 408 S. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn.


Job: Systems IT network administrator at Lavelle Industries Inc., Burlington.


Education: Wheaton Central High School, Wheaton, Ill., 1982.


Community service: Buildings and grounds committee, Community Church of Elkhorn; volunteer for Rebecca Kleefisch campaign.


Elected positions: None


Major campaign issue: Elected officials should respect their oath of office and not settle for the easy solution. Ordinances should only be introduced if there is a genuine need, not as busy work. Elected officials should be willing to work as hard as their constituents. I will work to repeal the firearm ban in county buildings.


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Tim Schiefelbein


Age: 53


Address: 217 N. Church St., Elkhorn.


Job: Retired captain, Walworth County Sheriff's Office; retired Elkhorn Police Department reserve patrolman; part-time security guard, Andes Candies, Delavan.


Education: Elkhorn Area High School graduate, 1976; U.S. Army military police school at Fort McClellan, Ala.; certification as military police officer, 1980; Blackhawk Technical College, police academy, certification as Wisconsin police officer, 1981; Madison Area Technical College, associate degree in criminal justice, 1991; Concordia University, B.A. in criminal justice administration, 1994; Northwestern University Traffic Institute, school of staff and command certification, 1997; and FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program certification, 2007.


Community service: Volunteer, VIP Industries, Elkhorn; part-time investigator, Walworth County District Attorney's Office; member-at-large, Walworth County Alliance for Children.


Elected positions: None.


Major campaign issue: I believe that changes in the collective bargaining rights of public employees will be the major challenge for the county board. We must seek to treat employees fairly and maintain the current level of service, while seeking to lower the tax rate. My 32 years in law enforcement, including 15 years in administration, prepare me well for this challenge.



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