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Candidate Profile: Dusty Kubly

Town of Decatur

In the Town of Decatur, incumbent Allen Schneider is unopposed for chairman. Sally Saunders is being challenged by Paige Allen for First Supervisor. Dusty Kubly is challenging incumbent Robert Gadow for Second Supervisor. Incumbent clerk/treasurer Ann Schwartz is unopposed.

Position sought: Decatur Town Board, Supervisor #2 Position

Age: 48

City/town of residence: Town of Decatur, Brodhead, Wisconsin

Family: I have been married to my wife, Roxy Kubly for 23 years. She has a strong background in Accounting and Business Management and is a valuable asset to our family owned business. I have a daughter, Kylie, age 21 and she is in the Nursing Program at Edgewood College in Madison and my son Dylan is 19 years old and is attending UW-Platteville pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is also in the National Guard. Cabela is our 3 year old yellow lab and certified shop greeter.

Education: Graduate of Brodhead High School, 1987, ASE Certified Automotive Technician, Blackhawk Tech, 1989, Business Management Courses and Master of Management Award, Glendale, CA. 2015

Occupation: Owner of Kubly's Automotive since 1994, with two locations offering auto repair, auto detailing and pre-owned vehicle sales.

Previous elected positions held: Director, Brodhead Chamber of Commerce

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

I believe the biggest issue the township is facing right now is the development of a large scale commercial dairy farm that could affect the areas ground water. This issue really needs to be monitored on a regular basis and addressed as needed. I believe that with the correct process in place, we can handle any situation with this and correct it immediately. I would personally like to be involved with finding the answers necessary to monitor this entire process.

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

Tourism in our area has suffered through the years. I personally have been trying to stimulate that with introducing an ATV route in Decatur Township with much resistance from the current Town Board, however without any real answers as to why it is not a good plan. Another area with attention to tourism would be preserving Decatur Lake in the township. We live in a beautiful community and, as a board, we can work with the Decatur Lake Mile Race Association (DLMRA) in helping find solutions to restore our waterways.

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

I have been in business for 23 years along with a Master of Management award and I know what it takes to budget money. You cannot spend what is not there and it is always a good practice to stay ahead of the game by not over extending yourself. Communication skills are another valuable asset that I possess. I have been handling customers and employees most of my adult life and to be a good leader, you must also be a good listener. I have a very open mind and am always open for suggestions, but I will always let you know where I stand. I have always been a leader and work very well with others, but a follower has never been in the cards for me. If elected, I would do my best to listen to the resident's concerns, help with budgeting and work at improving the Town of Decatur.