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Candidate Profile: Erica Roth
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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.

Position Sought: Green County Board of Supervisors, District 24

Age: 41

City/town of residence: Town of Albany

Family: Husband, Scott Roth; three children, Olivia (13), Sophia (11) and Owen (9)

Education: BS (Biology and Chemistry) from Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI 1997

Occupation: Home educator and beginning small scale farmer

Previous elected positions held: None

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

Most residents are neither aware of what is happening at the county level nor knowledgeable of how to be heard. This is the top issue for the residents of District 24. How can residents of a district expect to be represented accurately by their elected official if there is no communication? I will be creating a successful communication mechanism for the residents of District 24 so they will be aware of issues, able to easily communicate with me, and be appropriately represented on the county level.

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

If I am doing my job correctly, the residents of District 24 will identify the issues that are key to them. I will inform my constituents of what is happening at the county level and listen to their views and responses. I will then vote and act accordingly to be a true representative of District 24.

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

I am approachable, responsive and steadfast. As a mother, wife, small farm owner and vested member of our community, I am committed to hearing your voice. I am an advocate of family farms and I support a sustainable, healthy and prosperous future for Green County.