Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 21 candidates Q&A

A map of county supervisor Dist. 21. (Click for a larger view)

A map of county supervisor Dist. 21. (Click for a larger view)

Voters in county board District 21 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3.

The 21st District includes parts of Twin Lakes, Randall and Salem (see map above).

The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail.

Here is their biographical information, followed by their question responses:

Norman Kazumura — Age: 48. Village, town, city where you reside: Village of Salem Lakes. Education: University Wisconsin Whitewater, B.S., communication and English, Carthage College, paralegal degree. Occupation: Retirement Consultant, AON; bartender, Colony House Restaurant. Previous elected/appointed public office: Kenosha County Fair Board and Hawks Run subdivision president.

Mark Nordigian — Age: 57. Village, town, city where you reside: Town of Randall. Education: Associates – Professional Manager. Occupation: Quality/Compliance Manager. Previous elected/appointed public office: 1993 – 1994, Appointed to Park Commission of the Town of Randall. 1994 – 2004, Elected Supervisor Town of Randall.

1.) What will you do as county supervisor to advance the interests of Western Kenosha County?

Kazumura — We live in a community that balances agricultural roots and a growing population. As our population increases, and the economy grows I’d ensure that we’d have a solid sustainable growth plan that balances the desire to maintain our rural heritage and build a safe and healthy community. Fiscal responsibility, resource allocation equity and successful mental health services are all components of a solid sustainable growth plans.

Nordigian –– I will actually support the interests of Western Kenosha County, our current Supervisor has not represented us well in Western Kenosha County. While on the County Board I will work with the Towns and Villages I represent to protect the lifestyles of district residents.

2.) What will be your top priorities if elected to the County Board?

Kazumura — Three areas that we must address are continuing to be fiscal responsibility by supporting sensible budgets in county agencies. Additionally, ensuring that county resources are equitably dispersed between west and east of I-94 communities, and finally the mental health crisis. We need to make sure that the county prioritizes mental health services so that we can properly fight the opioid epidemic that is plaguing our county and local communities.

Nordigian — Maintaining our current rural character of Western Kenosha County, the expected growth coming due to Foxxconn, Haribo, Vonco and others coming to southeastern Wisconsin will challenge us to maintain our rural character. Seek solutions to our metal health worker shortages which can help us with our opioid and other drug addictions epidemic. Fight waste and misappropriation of our tax dollars.

3.)  Why are you the best choice for county supervisor?

Kazumura — I’m not a politician and I’m a devoted person that takes on whatever issue is in front of me. I will provide good and solid solutions. I’ve done this in my job as a retirement consultant and my day to day interactions. I care about the people in our community and want to represent the people in Kenosha county. I will be there to support the causes that impact our area.

Nordigian — I am the best choice for Kenosha County Supervisor of 21st District due to my background in town government, waste reduction, fiscal responsibility and private sector experiences. I know how to “work with” and “lead” to accomplish goals and objectives, and those are to maintain Western Kenosha County, (especially the 21st District) as a great place to live, raise families, work, retire and play, keep taxes down and spend wisely when we need to spend.


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