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Candidate Profile: Denis Olson
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Blanchardville Village Board

There are three candidates running for three seats on the Blanchardville village board. Incumbents Paul Thompson and Ronald Syse are on the ballot, as is Denis Olson.

Position sought: Village Trustee

Age: 59

City/town of residence: Blanchardville

Family: Wife, two children boy and girl Vicki Nathan and Kelly both adults

Education: High School - Darlington 2 yrs Southwest Tech Numerous Technical and management classes over the years

Occupation: Tractor/Industrial Technician

Previous elected positions held: Never held any public office prior.

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

I would say maintaining and upgrading our village's aging streets and infrastructure, some of which have seen a period of neglect. Identifying and prioritizing what the Village's needs are, exactly like the current board is doing now. I would like to help continue that progress that is being made.

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

All villages need to keep an eye towards outside influences such as crime, drugs etc. In keeping these problems in check, it helps our local business' stay successful and maintains citizen's feelings of security. Like anything else, bringing any problems to light and board-discussion would lead to an appropriate course of action.