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Election Profile: April Fuhr
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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: Trustee

Age: 39

City/town of residence: Monticello


Education: Graduate of Monticello High School and Bachelors in History from University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Occupation: I'm a Family Support Specialist with the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin

Previous elected positions held: I have not held any publicly elected positions in the past, however I have been on several appointed committees for the city of Platteville including the Police and Fire Commission and the Library Board.

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

The biggest issue we are facing as a community is the restriction of the levy limits and the financial shortfall Monticello and almost every community is dealing with. We have critical infrastructure that must be fixed to ensure that our village can survive. The current board is proposing a non binding referendum to deal with these issues. In addition to the referendum I would seek out grants and public/private partnerships to solve current problems and create growth for the future.

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

Additionally, issues like economic development and access to quality, affordable and reliable broadband are critical to the future of my community. Monticello has put together an ad hoc committee for economic development of which I am a part of. Being a trustee means you are a voice for the people you represent but it also means you are to be an advocate and someone who sets things in motion. I would again seek both grants and public/private partnerships to make that happen.