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Candidate Profile: Andrew Schilling
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Election 2018: Lafayette County Board

On the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, four incumbents will have opposing candidates for the nonpartisan seat. District 1 Supervisor Larry Ludlum will seek re-election against Mike Paulson, District 3 Supervisor Jack Sauer will be on the ballot versus candidate Nick Metz, Supervisor Leon Wolfe of District 4 will be running against Jeremiah Kleiber, and District 5 Supervisor Dwayne Larson will be on the ballot against candidate Andy Schilling.

Incumbents Steve Spensley, Tony Ruesga, Robert Boyle, Kriss Marion, Jack Wiegel, John Bartels, Gerald Heimann, Carol Korn and David Hammer are running unopposed. In District 9, the incumbent Wayne Wilson resigned Aug. 31. Robert Laeser will be on the ballot for the seat. District 13 Supervisor Ted Wiegel and District 16 Supervisor John Perkins have both chosen not to seek re-election. District 13 candidate Ursula Fecht is running unopposed. Two candidates will vie for the District 16 position: Rita Buchholz and Cal Robbins.

Position sought: District 5 County Board seat

Age: 41

City/town of residence: Darlington

Family: Wife, Sara, and 4 children, Bailey, 16; Kelsey, 14; Carter, 11; Kameron, 9

Education: Darlington High School Graduate

Occupation: self employed dairy farmer

Previous elected positions held: Currently Supervisor for Willow Springs Township since 2013

What are the top issues facing this district/municipality and how would you work to resolve it?

Financial constraints - finding the best ways to optimize revenue.

What are other key issues facing the district/municipality, and how would you work to resolve them?

Land conservation - Evaluate all practical ideas and solutions that are feasible for this rural agricultural community

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

I feel I would be the best candidate because of my success as a business owner. This has provided me with the knowledge it takes to work with government agencies and financial institutions. There may be tough topics to discuss, but I would be willing to face those head on and make decisions from all the facts presented. I feel that I am a younger generation with fresh new ideas that could add insight to new and existing concerns in Lafayette County.