The town chairman race is the main election in the Town of Waukesha this year.
But the race for Supervisor 2 between Everett German, the incumbent, and Larry Wolf, is noteworthy as well. German has been in the headlines a lot for most notably hiring a personal attorney last year to investigate an alleged open meetings/open records violation.
German is seeking more than 6,000 of Town Chairman Angie Van Scyoc's emails, which are being redacted by the town attorney since German wants to take them out of Town Hall.
He was also called out last year at town meetings by Van Scyoc for not using the same email system and direct deposit as other town workers/supervisors. After a heated discussion at one meeting, German then decided to give his monthly checks to the Fire Department.
Most recently, German, along with Supervisor Brian Fischer, voted against approving budget amendments with the town after being concerned about the amount the town over spent on legal fees.
German said the Town Board broke the law. Van Scyoc said it has not.
He said the Town Board has failed to meet the obligations of the Town of Waukesha residents, apologized and wants to move forward.
Wolf, on the other hand, wants to make sure the town moves forward with him as supervisor. He doesn't have any prior political experience but has lived in the Town of Waukesha since 1988, has roots dating back to the '30s, has raised his two children here and has been involved in the community.
He also wants change. It starts, he said, with earning a seat on the board.
Waukesha NOW asked each candidate three questions leading up to the election. German did not respond to numerous requests by the NOW deadline.
Why are you running for the seat and why should people vote for you on April 2?
Wolf: I am running for supervisor to help out my fellow townspeople maintain our town and keep it the place that I was looking for when I built here.
The people that know me know that I give 100 percent when I get involved. I plan to bring my experience in construction and working with others, to help my fellow town residents maintain the quality of our town, maintain our lower taxes and protect our water and borders.
What's the top issue you would tackle in the town if elected and how would you address it?
Wolf: Protecting our town borders and helping to keep our town a town. I will help maintain the decisions that have been made to minimize the amount of land that we lose to the City of Waukesha and Town of Brookfield. I do not like spending money on legal fees, but we need to fight for our town residents.
What are other items on your radar as a supervisor, if elected, and what's your stance?
Wolf: Protecting our water supply - I will stand by the decision to keep the wells out of the Lathers Property so that we can continue to have our own wells to use and not have to be hooked up to city water and sewer. With the bypass, I stand by the vote to not allow the bypass. We do need something done with TT and Sunset roads, but there may be a way to do it without a four-lane road. I would also maintain open communications between the different town departments and with our residents.
Address: S51 W25447 Glendale Road
Years of residency in the Town: 25
Occupation: Owner of Wolfs Handyman Services
Education: Arrowhead High School, Waukesha County Technical College, Real Estate School
Previous political experience or other related experience: No political, but has served as a Cub master and Scout master in Boy Scouts and was involved in church council as a PTO treasurer. Also serve as a band board member, treasurer and continue to be a truck dad for the Waukesha West High School Marching Band
Military experience: None
Family: Wife: Keri, two adult children: Scott (23), Heather (20)
Contact information (Phone Number, Email): (414) 333-8274, Wolfshandyman@att.net
Address: W240 S4931 Highway 164
Previous political experience or other related experience: Town supervisor
Family: Wife: Maureen
Contact information: (262) 542-3952, firstname.lastname@example.org
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