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Supervisor, school official seek town of Beloit chairman seat

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staff, Gazette
March 30, 2013

— Voters will decide April 2 whether town Supervisor Tim Guenther or Turner School Board member Jim Olson will be their next town chairman.

The two men survived a four-way primary in February. Guenther received the most votes with 158, followed by Olson with 104.

Tim Guenther

Age: 57

Address: 2556 S. Natures Ridge, Beloit.

Job: Project manager with The Morse Group, Beloit.

Education: Graduate of Montello High School and a state of Wisconsin master electrician.

Community service: Worked with Habitat for Humanity and donated to Vets Roll.

Elected posts: Serving his first term as Beloit town supervisor No. 1.

Major campaign issue: Work on sewer district in town, Park Avenue and Inman Park corridors and the investigation of possible incorporation of the town. Keep lines of communication open with the city of Beloit about possible shared services.

Jim Olson

Age: 76

Address: 2228 N. Pow Wow Trail, Beloit.

Job: Self-employed in a financial service business

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from UW-Platteville, specialized courses at UW-Madison.

Community service: Past director of economic development for the Greater Beloit Economic Development Corp., member of Beloit Rotary Club, legislative officer for Rock County disabled veterans, served on Stateline Literacy Council board.

Elected posts: Beloit town chairman 1991-93, currently serving first term on the Beloit Turner School Board.

Major campaign issue: Bring economic development to the town and city and create jobs.

“I think the possibility of a casino certainly is going to have an impact, and I think we should be planning for that, even though it may be a few years. … Hopefully, we’re going to grow. I’m going to do my best to see that we do.”



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