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Candidate Profile: Leaora Miller

Village of Monticello

There are three open spots on the Monticello Village Board, but only two candidates will be on the April 3 ballot: newcomers Leaora Miller and Julia Marty. April Fuhr is running as a write-in candidate.

Position sought: Monticello Village Trustee

Age: 40

City/town of residence: Monticello

Family: Husband Kirk, Yard Foreman at Builders First Source; Son Kristofer, Senior; Daughter Kassidy, Sophomore

Education: 1996 Monticello Graduate, 1998 Capri College of Cosmetology Graduate

Occupation: Respite Care Worker

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

After attending board meetings for the last year, I have learned the village is facing numerous issues. I believe that we most definitely need to address the financial constraints including the proposed referendum. In order to resolve the financial constraints, I will vote yes to the referendum. If the referendum doesn't pass, I will educate myself to the best of my ability to implement ways to decrease costs.

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

Other issues facing Monticello are The Waste Water Treatment Plant. It is in need of updating because of the obsolete parts and the phosphorus limits imposed by the DNR. I would work to resolve this by finding the best solution to finance this project.

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

I feel I am the best candidate for this office as I am a lifelong resident of the Village of Monticello. I have an invested interest in seeing our community prosper. I would listen to my constituents concerns and do my best to inform them. I understand the needs the village faces for my and my children's generations. Having been a representative on Public Safety Committee, my interests have expanded to other areas of the local government. It would be my privilege and honor to serve on the Monticello Village Board.