Darien Village Board members Cheryl Kaufenberg and Jane Stiles are running for village president in Tuesday’s election.

Incumbent Kurt Zipp has chosen not to seek re-election.

Cheryl Kaufenberg

Age: 72

Address: 209 Washington St., Darien.

Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business education, UW-Whitewater.

Job: Retired high school teacher, technical college business teacher, substitute teacher.

Community service: Elementary school reading mentor, student exchange program volunteer and host family, Darien Cornfest volunteer.

Elected posts: Currently serving fifth term on village board.

Major campaign issues: “The incumbent president has chosen not to run, so I hope to be elected to that position.”

Jane Stiles

Age: 55

Address: 124 Oak St., Darien.

Education: Emergency medical technician certificate, accounting certificate from Gateway Technical College, Delavan-Darien High School graduate.

Job: Vice president and CFO of Bliss Machine Ltd.; retired EMT for Darien EMS.

Community service: Darien Girl Scouts, Delavan-Darien Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts committee, Darien Community Club, Darien Cornfest committee, Delavan Youth Football golf outing fundraising committee, board member for Red Flag Fund.

Elected posts: Darien Village Trustee since 2013. Currently serving on committees for parks and recreation, finance, personnel, police and fire/EMS and plan commission.

Major campaign issues: None provided.


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