Election 2013: Wheatland town supervisor #2

Note: westofthei.com distributed questionnaires to candidates for local offices in the April 2 election. Each candidate for a given office was asked the same questions. We will present the answers in posts as they were submitted (spelling corrected when caught). — DH

Wheatland town supervisor #2

Robert Haas, age 62. Previous political experience: Wheatland town constable for 34 years; Kenosha County supervisor for 6 years.

Kelly Wilson, age 49. Previous political experience: Presidential & State Rep campaign volunteer.

Why are you seeking the office?

Haas: I have made Wheatland my home for 43 years. I’ve raised my children here and have grandchildren residing here. I feel Wheatland is a great community and I want to do my part to keep it that way.

Wilson: For 42 years, Wheatland has been my home. I want people to see the value in local government, encourage and enable community members to get involved, and educate voters on the issues that Wheatland faces going forward.

Why are you a better choice than the other candidate?

Haas: I think it comes down to experience. I have served 34 years as constable under the leadership of 6 different town chairmen as well as numerous town supervisors. I served 6 years as a Kenosha County Board Supervisor representing the residents of Wheatland, Randall and Twin Lakes. While supervisor I served on three different committees. We made difficult decisions during hard economical times  to keep services constant while balancing the budget. My experience also includes: member of the Wisconsin Towns Association,  25 years member of Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Civil Defense Director, former DNR warden, National Firearms Instructor, Hunter Safety Instructor, life member of the NRA. Our nation, state and local government, Wheatland Township, are facing hard economical times. I feel my past experiences will better serve the residents in a fiscally responsible way.

Wilson: My 20 + years of experience in business and public relations would be my contribution to the town. I pride myself on maintaining a friendly persona and someone who will reach across the aisle to educate & promote, while also paying close attention to my constituent services.  The town of Wheatland has seen my involvement in the community through projects and fundraisers that raise awareness, helped put New Munster on the map, and brought revenue to the town.


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