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Candidate Profile: Beth Robinson
Position sought: Candidate for Green County Board of Supervisors, District 2

Age: 57

City/town of residence: Monroe, WI

Family: Timm Burns, husband, Faith Robinson, daughter lives in Madison

Education: BS in Computer Science, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN

MA in Instructional Technology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Occupation: Retired IT Systems Analyst, Part time Legal Assistant Burns Law

Previous elected positions held: 1st time candidate

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

Factory Farms like Pinnacle Dairy are muscling their way into Green County. These types of operations have contaminated surface and ground water and lowered property values in other areas of Wisconsin. Most notably, Kewaunee County has 16 large CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) and over 1/3 of their wells are contaminated. Additionally, some western WI areas such as Viroqua are battling invading hog farms and hog feeding facilities which are relocating to Wisconsin from the State of Iowa due to the prevalence of pig diseases which require relocation from existing facilities. As a member of the county board I will fight for limiting the influx of factory farms to our area and work to hold these facilities accountable for any issues they create.

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

I support responsible business development and job creation in Green County, balanced with protection of our natural resource heritage.

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

As a member of the citizens group, Green County Defending our Farmland, I have learned about the issues of Factory Farms and continue to educate myself on water pollution and other issues they cause. I grew up on a 180-acre beef cattle farm and support family farms struggling to stay in business. Factory Farms hurt family farmers as well as causing environmental problems.