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Candidate Profile: Kristi Leonard
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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 Supervisor - District 25

Age: 55

City/town of residence: Town of York, Blanchardville

Family: Husband Peter, three adult children. Melissa Leonard-Flannery, Amanda Leonard and Travis Leonard

Education: Pecatonica High School graduate, Madison Area Technical College, nursing graduate

Occupation: Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent with Mt. Pleasant-Perry Mutual Insurance in Monticello and as our farm bookkeeper.

Previous elected positions held: Pecatonica School Board - 9 years

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

Currently the topic of Groundwater protection is most prevalent. Green County needs to use science-based facts to make our decisions about land use. There's a lot changing in our county. Of course, consolidation in agriculture is bringing a particular set of issues to the spotlight right now, but we are also facing a host of other challenges related to groundwater quantity and quality including the growth of industry in Monroe, population pressures from the North and the East, and chronic groundwater impacts in private residential wells. As stewards of the land we all want, and need to do what is the best choice to safeguard the sustainability of our water for generations to come.

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

Our County facilities need attention - the Green County Human Services building is outdated and inefficient. Pleasant View Nursing home has seen some updates, but modernization needs to continue to be a viable facility. We are surveying options for our County Jail. We need to have an overall plan/timeline as to how to approach and fund all these building issues.