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Brodhead School Board race features four candidates

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Gazette staff
March 27, 2012
— Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Brodhead School Board.

Howard W. Balch Jr.


Did not respond to requests for information


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Teresa M. Earleywine (I)


Age: 50


Address: 17517 Footville Brodhead Road, Brodhead.


Job: Registered nurse


Education: Graduated from Brodhead High School in 1979 and received a registered nurse degree from Blackhawk Technical College in 1984.


Community service: Has volunteered for Mercy Hospice and Rock River Christian Camp.


Elected posts: Three consecutive terms on the Brodhead School Board starting in 2003.


Major campaign issues: "Providing students with a well-rounded education to prepare them for college, technical school, military service or the working world; continuing to be fiscally responsible while also maintaining and hiring quality educators and to provide academic programming that meets the wide variety of student learning abilities; and ensuring that tax dollars are being used wisely."


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Bruce Kloepping


Age: 64


Address: W566 Windy Lane, Brodhead.


Job: Dairy and livestock feed salesman


Education: Attended Highland Community College, Freeport, Ill., and UW-Platteville.


Community service: Volunteer for youth sports and Lions Club


Elected posts: None


Major campaign issues: "My major campaign issue is that I want to improve communication between the board and the community."


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Michael Krupke (I)


Age: 52


Address: N4222 Pandow Drive, Brodhead.


Job: Turf specialist at Frontier FS Cooperative, Brodhead.


Education: Graduated from Brodhead High School in 1977 and studied turf management at Kishwaukee College.


Community service: Member of Brodhead Sports Boosters


Elected posts: Brodhead School Board from 2009 to present


Major campaign issues: "Being a school board member is about working with our administrators, teachers and staff, making sure they have what they need to provide the best educational opportunities possible to our children. Moving forward in a positive manner and involving a positive community to resolve our budget issues is a must."



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