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Five running for Brodhead council posts

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GINA R. HEINE
March 28, 2012
— Five candidates are seeking two seats on the Brodhead City Council. No names will appear on the ballot for a third open seat, but a write-in candidate has filed to run.
Ward 4

Steve Peterson is challenging incumbent Shelly Kuhl for the Ward 4 seat on the Brodhead City Council. Peterson did not respond to a request for information.


Shelly Kuhl (I)


Age: 51


Address: 408 15th St.


Job: Business banking associate for Blackhawk Bank in Beloit


Education: 1978 Brodhead High School graduate, various computer- and bank-related classes


Community service: Various city committees, including library board and member of Friends of the Brodhead Library, traveling Smithsonian exhibit committee; Girl Scout leader and Brodhead City Girl Scouts Troops coordinator, member and instructor at Beloit Field Archers.


Elected posts: Current city council member


Steve Peterson


Address: 502 17th St.


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Ward 5

Mark Coplien and Jay Bohan are challenging incumbent Richard Hale for the Ward 5 seat on the Brodhead City Council. Bohan did not respond to a request for information.


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Jay Bohan


Address: 804 17th St.


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Mark Coplien


Age: 48


Address: 1006 21st St., No. 53.


Job: Student


Education: UW-Whitewater, 1987-1990; Blackhawk Police Academy, 1990.


Community service: Bethany Lutheran Church.


Elected posts: None


Major campaign issues: To move the city forward yet keep a small-town feel. Be open and supportive to new business opportunities. Jobs—bringing in new jobs and businesses to the city. Taxes—keeping spending in check.


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Richard Hale (I)


Age: 78


Address: 1006 21st St., No. 74.


Job: Retired


Education: High school graduate, agricultural program at Blackhawk Technical College.


Community service: None


Elected posts: Completing his third term on Brodhead City Council


Major campaign issues: We've got to continue to work with Shopko to get the store built. I would like to see movement on expanding sidewalks, but that's going to be tough with the economy the way it is. If we can't sell the old library, I would like to see the senior center move there.


Ward 6


Incumbent Phillip Rundle is not seeking re-election, and no names will be on the ballot for the seat. A write-in candidate has filed to run: Troy Nyman, 1208 14th St.



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