Green County Board of Supervisors
All Green County Board of Supervisors seats are up for election on the April 5 ballot. There is one contested race in District 24: Incumbent Gordon Klossner is being challenged by Erica Roth. Steve Borowski is running for the open seat in District 7. Incumbents running are: District 1, Dennis Everson; District 2, Gary Neuenschwander; District 3, John Glynn; District 4, Jerry Guth; District 5, Kate Maresch; District 6, Michael Furgal; District 8, Joan Winn Rufenacht; District 9, Richard Thoman; District 10, Oscar Olson; District 11, Paul Beach; District 12, Harvey Mandel; District 13, Jeff Williams; District 14, Kenneth Hodgson; District 15, Sherri Fiduccia; District 16, Art Carter; District 17, Steven Stettler; District 18, Barbara Krattiger; District 19, Ron Wolter; District 20, Calvin Wickline; District 21, Russ Torkelson; District 22, Harvey Kubly; District 23, Karl Blumer; District 25, Kristi Leonard; District 26, Ted Fahey; District 27, Roger Truttman; District 28, Beth Luchsinger; District 29, Betty Grotophorst; District 30, Ray Francois; and District 31, Herb Hanson.
City/town of residence: Monroe
Family: Spouse: Jan Everson; Two adult children
Education: University of Wisconsin-Platteville; Graduate School of Banking-Madison
Occupation: Vice President, Wisconsin Bank & Trust
Previous elected positions held: Served as District 1 Supervisor since 2004
What are the top issues facing this district/municipality and how would you work to resolve it?
There are several issues facing Green County in the future:
Green County will be studying the needs for a new Government Services Building, study of renovation work to update the County Jail facility, and study of possible renovation needs for Pleasant View Skilled Care Facility to meet the future needs of our residents for rehabilitation care and skilled care. My position as supervisor is to review and study the information on these studies, ask good questions and to find solutions that are affordable for the residents of Green County.
Green County will likely face issues on how to develop guidelines to be followed for Concentrated Animal Facility Operations (CAFO) for proper location and to safely operate ensuring the health and safety of our county residents while preserving the value of property that adjoins these CAFO facilities. My position as supervisor is to review and study the information that will be presented before the county and to ask good questions to make an informed decision that will be in the best interest of our county residents yet allow our ag economy to continue to remain strong for the overall economic health of our county.
What are other key issues facing the district/municipality, and how would you work to resolve them?
State regulations limit the growth of the county tax levy by a percentage of growth in assessed values of property in Green County which has been very minimal in the past few years. The county sales tax has helped fund our county capital expenditures in the past but future financing needs for capital expenditures may call for a referendum before the residents of Green County to determine if they will support additional real estate taxes. I would make sure that all the facts and details are available for the voters of Green County to make an informed decision.