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Candidate Profile: Michael L Furgal
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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: County Board Supervisor, District 6

Age: 76

City/town of residence: Monroe

Family: Married to Marian; three children; five grandchildren

Education: Associate in Arts in Political Science, Palomar College; Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, Chapman University; Master of Arts in Education, Pepperdine University

Occupation: Retired Marine Corps Intelligence Officer

Previous elected positions held: County Board Supervisor since 1989

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

The crumbling infrastructure at the Pleasant View complex needs to be addressed. Human Services needs to be housed in a facility that offers safety and privacy to the clients and the staff. The nursing home needs to be modernized. I will endeavor to do all that I can to see that the county moves forward with these necessary infrastructure projects.

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

Green County cannot operate in a vacuum. Homelessness, affordable housing, good paying jobs for our residents, caring for our frail elderly and handicapped are all issues that the county faces. These are issues that can only be solved through cooperation from federal, state, and local units of government.