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County Board

Board Members
La Crosse County Board Of Supervisors

April 2022 — April 2024   Full District Map | Individual District Maps



 

district1


Joe Konradt
Address: 1931 Cherokee Ave., La Crosse, WI 54603

Phone: 608-881-1376

Email

District: 1

Date Elected: April 2022

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 1 & 2): Black River Beach Neighborhood Center - 1433 Rose Street

Biography: 

Committees: Economic Development Fund Board, Planning, Resources and Development Committee

 

 

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district 2

Ralph Geary

Address: 1733 Loomis St., La Crosse, WI 54603

Phone: 608-519-6175

Email

District: 2

Date Elected: April 1976

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Ward 3, 4 & 27): Harry J Olson Senior Citizen Center – 1607 North Street

Biography: I am a lifelong resident of the northside of LaCrosse.  I have a Bachelor of Science from U.W. LaCrosse and an M.B.A. from University of Wisconsin - Madison.  I am a member of American Legion Post 336, President of HJO Senior Center, and Chairman of the Logan Northside Neighborhood Association.  I have served on numerous county committees and remain active on many community organizations.  I stay focused on issues in my district and LaCrosse County as a whole.  Problem solving for the betterment of the residents is my top priority. 

Committees: La Crosse County Redistricting CommitteeMTU Board, Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Review Committee, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, Solid Waste Policy Board

 

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district3


David Pierce

Address: 319 Avon St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-343-1031

Email

District: 3

Date Elected: April 2022

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 5 & 6): Myrick Park Center - 789 Myrick Park Drive

Biography: I grew up on a small dairy farm in rural Monroe County.  I attended UW-Eau Claire for my undergraduate degree and graduated from UW-Madison Law School.  I am currently a partner at Johns, Flaherty & Collins law firm La Crosse.  I live on the lower northside of La Crosse, and you can often find me walking my two dogs on the marsh trails. I proudly volunteer to serve as a board member for Mobile Meals of La Crosse and Coulee Region RSVP. 

Committees: Judiciary and Law Committee

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district 4

Maureen Freedland

Address: 2641 Schubert Pl., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-796-1076

Email

District: 4

Date Elected: September 2005

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 7 & 8): English Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall – 1509 King Street

Biography: I serve on the County Board because I am committed to our democratic system of government and to building our community. Past President of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation and La Crosse County Jail Ministry. Legal aid attorney for many years. Member, Bluffside Neighborhood Association. Active in my religious community, I also enthusiastically support the arts, environmental and sustainability concerns essential to our future, neighborhood coalitions, and diversity and equity initiatives. Married to Robert, we are the 2022 campaign chairs for the La Crosse area United Fund for Arts & Humanities. We have three adult children and two granddaughters. 

Committees: CouleeCap, Inc., Health and Human Services Board, Regional Bluffland Coalition, Solid Waste Policy Board, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee

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district 5


Grant Mathu
Vice Chair, Veterans, Aging and Long Term Care

Address: 1824 La Crosse St, Reuter Hall 415-D, La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 920-621-4253

Email

District: 5

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 9 & 10): UW-L Student Union, 521 East Ave. N. (Farwell St. Entrance)

Biography: Grant Mathu is a lifelong Wisconsinite who has represented La Crosse’s 5th Supervisory District since the spring of 2020.  He currently attends UWL, where he double-majors in public administration and political science.  Grant is committed to serving his community and ensuring that La Crosse County remains an excellent place for people to live, learn, work, and relax.

Committees: Veteran's Aging and Long Term Care Committee, Economic Development Fund Board

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district 6

Roger Plesha
Chair, Veterans, Aging and Long Term Care

Address: 929 King St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-782-1150

Email

District: 6

Date Elected: April 1986

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 11 & 12): La Crosse Public Library – 800 Main St.

Biography: 

Committees: Executive Committee, Legislative Committee, Transportation Coordinating Committee, Veteran's Aging and Long Term Care Committee

 

 

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district7


Gary Padesky

Address: 825 20th St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-317-3331, 608-782-1498

Email

District: 7

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 17 & 18): Hogan Administration Center - 807 East Ave. So. (East Ave. & Mississippi St.)

Biography: SAL Member American Legion, LaCrosse Central Alumni Association, Weigent-Hogan Neighborhood Association, Bluffside Neighborhood Association and trying to stay involved in the Floodplain issues of Ebner Coulee.

Committees: Solid Waste Policy BoardVeterans, Aging & Long-Term care Committee, MTU Board, Bluffland Preservation

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district 8

Peggy Isola

Address: 1220 S 14th St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-519-7365

Email

District: 8

Date Elected: April 2012

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 15 & 16): Coulee Recovery Center, 933 Ferry St.

Biography: I graduated from the UW-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I am currently a member of the HTL Neighborhood Association, and have volunteered with Girl Scouts and 4-H. I have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Committees: Executive Committee, Mississippi Valley Health Services Commission, Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Review Committee, Southwest Housing Region-Community Development Block Grant Committee, Comprehensive Plan Advisory CommitteeVeterans, Aging & Long-Term care Committee,

 

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district 9


Dawn Wacek
Vice Chair, Judiciary and Law

Address: 1206 7th St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 651-706-4601

Email

District: 9

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 13 & 14): Southside Neighborhood Center - 1300 6th Street S.

Biography: Deputy Director of the La Crosse Public Library. Serve on La Crosse Promise Board. District Wide Parents Group. PPH Neighborhood Association. City of La Crosse Racial Equity Team.

Committees:  Judiciary and Law Committee, Criminal Justice Management Council

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district 10

Kim Cable
1st Vice Chair

Address: 2002 Hyde Ave., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-394-0743

Email

District: 10

Date Elected: April 2014

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 19 & 20): South Community Library - 1307 16th St. S. (16th St. & Park Ave.)

Biography: Kim grew up in a farming family in Sauk County, Wisconsin. She has lived in the La Crosse community since 1979. Kim currently works for CouleeCap, Inc. as the Housing and Community Services Department Director. Kim has spent her professional career providing services and advocating for persons with disabilities and for those who are homeless. Kim is interested in serving her community and making La Crosse County a great place to live and work.

Committees: Criminal Justice Management Council, Economic Development Fund Board, Executive Committee, Health and Human Services BoardComprehensive Plan Advisory Committee

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district 11


Patrick Scheller
Vice Chair, Planning, Resources & Development

Address: 2612 7th St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-769-8502

Email

District: 11

Date Elected: April 2014

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 21, 22 & 28): Living Word Christian Church, 2015 Ward Ave. (rear entrance)

Biography: Former financial executive, retired. Property owner/manager; married to Kirsten Netzer Scheller. Three grown children and one grandchild. Resident of La Crosse since 1974.

Committees: Administrative Center and Downtown Campus Construction Committee (ACDCC)Planning, Resources and Development Committee

 

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district 12

Randy Erickson
2nd Vice Chair, Executive

Address: 2052 30th St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-519-6292

Email

District: 12

Date Elected: November 2019

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 23 & 24): Mary Mother of the Church Parish Hall, 2006 Weston St.

Biography: After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota, I moved to La Crosse with my wife, Katherine, in 1990 and began a 29-year career in journalism that included reporting on government bodies including town, village, county and school boards, and city councils. We have two grown daughters. I left the La Crosse Tribune in March 2019 and am now external communications coordinator at Viterbo University. I'm grateful to have the chance to continue to serve my neighbors in the 12th District on the county board.

Committees: Executive CommitteeLa Crosse County Redistricting CommitteeEconomic Development Fund Board, Planning, Resources and Development Committee, La Crosse Arts Board, La Crosse Center Board 

 

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district 13


Tina Tryggestad
Chair, Health and Human Services

Address: 4414 El Camino Real Dr., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-790-2912

Email

District: 13

Date Elected: April 2016

Polling Location: City of La Crosse (Wards 25 & 26): Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall – 4141 Mormon Coulee Rd. (27th St. Entrance)

Biography: I am a life-long Wisconsin resident, living in La Crosse county for the past 20 years. I work in community action after having owned a restaurant for 21 years and have been a CASA volunteer for the last 5 years.

Committees:  Criminal Justice Management Council, Executive Committee, Health & Human Services BoardFamily Policy Board

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district 14

Margaret Larson
Chair, Judiciary and Law

Address: 1924 Nakomis Ave., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-780-7859

Email

District: 14

Date Elected: April 2016

Polling Location: Town of Campbell (Wards 2-5): Town Hall – 2219 Bainbridge St, La Crosse (French Island)

Biography: I'm honored to represent the 14th District because I believe that public service contributes to keeping our county a special place to work and to enjoy life.

Committees: Criminal Justice Management Council, Executive Committee, Judiciary and Law Committee, ChairLa Crosse County Redistricting Committee, Winding Rivers Library System

 

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district15


Monica Kruse
Chair, Executive

Address: N5434 Circle Dr., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-738-9195

Email

District: 15

Date Elected: April 2009

Polling Location: City of Onalaska (Wards 1 & 4): Onalaska Omni Center – 255 Riders Club Road
City of Onalaska (Ward 6): Onalaska City Hall - 400 Main Street
Town of Onalaska (Ward 15): N5589 Commerce Rd

Biography: After 26 years as a public school teacher, serving on the La Crosse County Board is another way of giving back to this wonderful community that has been home to my family since the early 1980's. My husband Paul and I have three adult children and six grandkids. 

Committees:  Alliance 2 Heal, CouleeCap, Inc, Criminal Justice Management Council, Economic Development Fund, Executive Committee, Joint Commission on Emergency Medical ServicesLa Crosse County Redistricting Committee, Western Technical College Board of Directors, La Crosse Area Planning Commission, Local Emergency Planning Committee, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee

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district 16

Dan Ferries

Address: 402 9th Ave N., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-780-7282

Email

District: 16

Date Elected: April 2010

Polling Location: City of Onalaska (Wards 5): Onalaska Omni Center - 255 Riders Club Road
City of Onalaska (Wards 7 & 8): Onalaska City Hall - 400 Main Street

Biography: Served 10 years as City of Onalaska Volunteer Firefighter; Past Commander SAL Post 336 Onalaska Legion; Co-Founder Onalaska Community Thanksgiving Dinner; Freedom Honor Flight fund raising; Onalaska Legion playground Co-planner and fundraising; Assist with Onalaska Memorial Day Service; Served two terms as Onalaska City Council Alderperson.

Committees: Commission on Aging, Jail Ministry, Library Board, Veterans, Aging and Long Term Care Committee

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district 17


Jack Pogreba

Address: 811 13th Ave So., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-797-6526

Email

District: 17

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: City of Onalaska (Wards 9-10): Onalaska City Hall - 400 Main Street

City of Onalaska (Ward 11): Onalaska Omni Center - 255 Riders Club Road

Biography: Jack grew up on a family dairy farm in Trempealeau County. He has lived in Onalaska for 35 years with his wife Susan and has raised four children. He has worked for Woodman's Food Market as the Equipment Manager 19 years until his retirement this year. He has served as a City Alderman for five years in District 3 in Onalaska serving on Board of Public Works, Finance, Personnel, and the Utilities plus several more committees. He has also served on a private school board for many years.

Committees:  Joint Commission on Emergency Medical Services, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee

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district18

Mike Baroni

Address: 585 Fairway Creek Dr., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-860-5388

Email

District: 18

Date Elected: April 2022

Polling Location: City of Onalaska (Wards 12-14): Onalaska Omni Center – 255 Riders Club Road

Town of Medary (Ward 1): Town Hall – N3393 Smith Valley Road, La Crosse

Biography: Prior to my election, I was the president and CEO of Whitehall Specialties, an international processed cheese and dairy ingredient company based in Whitehall, Wisconsin. Before that, I spent thirty years with agricultural commodities firm Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM, NYSE) where I rose to the level of corporate vice president and business unit president. After retiring from the private sector, I hope to give back to our community by using my business experience to help our county government operate as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Committees: Health and Human Services Board

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district 19


Rick Cornforth

Address: 933 Aspen Valley Dr., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-781-0210

Email

District: 19

Date Elected: April 2016

Polling Location: City of Onalaska (Wards 2, 3 & 15): Onalaska Omni Center – 255 Riders Club Road
Town of Onalaska (Ward 4): N5589 Commerce Rd

Biography: I serve on the County Board because I am committed to our democratic system of government and building a stronger community for future generations. Active in my church and community, I also enthusiastically support the arts, active and healthy living activities, environmental concerns, and diversity initiatives. 

As a lifelong resident of La Crosse County, I am committed to ideas that will help our county thrive. Throughout my life, I have called La Crosse, Onalaska and West Salem home. I graduated from La Crosse Logan High School, then received my Bachelor's in Science from Viterbo University. 

I have friends, family and colleagues throughout La Crosse County with a wide range of political, religious and social values. I prefer to represent all constituents of La Crosse County while keeping the residents living in my district as my top priority. I respect the ideals and opinions of others even when they differ from my own, and believe strongly that working through our differences leads to stronger solutions. What unites us all is our desire to live in a thriving community. 

Committees: Planning, Resources and Development Committee

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district 20

Steve Doyle

Address: N5525 Hauser Rd., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-783-1204

Email

District: 20

Date Elected: April 1986 

Polling Location: Town of Onalaska (Wards 2 & 3): N5589 Commerce Rd, Onalaska
Village of Holmen (Wards 9-11): Village Hall – 421 South Main

Biography: State Representative - 94th Assembly District, Attorney - Johns, Flaherty & Collins, Married, wife Gloria and two daughters.

Committees: La Crosse County Redistricting CommitteePublic Safety Communications BoardPublic Works and Infrastructure Committee

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district21


Robert Abraham

Address: 910 Steven Pl., Onalaska, WI 54650

Phone: 608-406-4065

Email

District: 21

Date Elected: April 2022

Polling Location: Town of Onalaska (Wards 6-8): N5589 Commerce Rd
Village of Holmen (Wards 11 & 12): Village Hall – 421 South Main
Town of Town of Holland (Ward 1): Town Hall - W7937 Mc Hugh Rd, Holmen
Town of Campbell (Ward 1): Town Hall - 2219 Bainbridge Street, La Crosse (French Island)

Biography: A lifelong La Crosse native, I retired in 2021 after 31 years in law enforcement. I hold a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, am a graduate of the FBI National Academy (considered the West Point of Policing) and  am a Certified Public Manager. I proudly serve District 21 covering parts of the towns of Onalaska, Campbell, Holland and the village of Holmen. I am a member of the Brice Prairie Conservation Association, Rotary Paul Harris fellow and an outdoor enthusiast.

Committees:  Judiciary and Law Committee

 

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district22

Pam Viner
Chair, Public Works & Infrastructure

Address: 806 Case Court, Holmen, WI 54636

Phone: 608-399-9962

Email

District: 22

Date Elected: January 2021

Polling Location: Village of Holmen (Wards 2-5): Village Hall – 421 South Main

Biography: I am a native of La Crosse County and am a graduate of UW-L and Bowling Green State University.  I retired as a Section Chief from the State of WI DOA Bureau of Procurement.  I am proud to be able to serve my neighbors and to help make the County a great place to live and work.

Committees: La Crosse County Redistricting CommitteePublic Works and Infrastructure CommitteeExecutive Committee, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee

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district 23


Matt Nikolay
Vice Chair, Public Works & Infrastructure

Address: N7026 Oak St., Holmen, WI 54636

Phone: 608-780-0921

Email

District: 23

Date Elected: April 2014

Polling Location: Town of Holland (Wards 2-4): Town Hall – W7937 Mc Hugh Rd, Holmen
Village of Holmen (Ward 1): Village Hall – 421 South Main

Biography: Graduated from UW-Madison with a B.S. in Economics. Account Manager at Logistics Health Inc (LHI). Married to Stacey, 2 children Sam and Grace. Reside in Town of Holland.

Committees:  La Crosse Area Development Corp (LADCO), Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee

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district 24

Kevin Hoyer
Chair, Planning, Resources & Development

Address: N4931 Moos Rd., West Salem, WI 54669

Phone: 608-451-2848

Email

District: 24

Date Elected: April 2018

Polling Location: Village of Holmen (Wards 6-8): Village Hall – 421 South Main
Town of Hamilton (Ward 1): Town Hall – N5105 N Leonard St., West Salem
Town of Onalaska (Ward 1): N5589 Commerce Rd

Biography: My wife and I own and operate a grain farm just outside of West Salem. We both are members of Christ Lutheran Church. I am currently and recently involved in the La Crosse County Agricultural Society, State Farm Service Agency Committee, past President of Wisconsin Soybean Association, past governing committee member of American Soybean Association, past member of Field Rise Sustainability Group. I am also currently serving as a Supervisor on the Town of Hamilton Board.

Committees: Executive Committee, La Crosse County Redistricting CommitteePlanning, Resources and Development Committee, Wildlife Abatement Damage Committee

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district25

Dennis "Jake" Jacobsen

Address: W380 County Road T, Mindoro, WI 54644

Phone: 1-715-572-7948

Email

District: 25

Date Elected: April 2022

Polling Location: Town of Farmington (Wards 1-3): Town Hall - N8309 Hwy 108, Mindoro
Town of Burns (Ward 1): Town Hall – W1313 Jewett Rd, Bangor
Town of Hamilton (Ward 3): Town Hall – N5105 N Leonard St., West Salem
Town of Holland (Ward 5): Town Hall – W7937 Mc Hugh Road, Holmen

Biography: I grew up on a Wisconsin cattle and crop farm.  I have a B.S. degree in Agriculture from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls.  For forty years I owned and managed a feed, seed and farm supply business which I recently sold to employees.
I hope my business experience will assist the board with financial decisions and sound infrastructure investments to provide a better life for residents of District 25 and all of La Crosse County. 

Committees: Public Works and Infrastructure Committee

 

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district 25


David Hundt

Address: 434 N Youlon St., West Salem, WI 54669

Phone: 608-786-1575

Email

District: 26

Date Elected: April 2020

Polling Location: Village of West Salem (Wards 1-4 & 6): Community Center 175 South Leonard

Biography: Lifelong resident of West Salem. 5 years of education at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Committees:  Aging and Disability Resource Center of La Crosse County, Lake Neshonoc Protection and Rehabilitation District, Planning, Resources and Development Committee

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district 26

Dan Hesse

Address: 1407 Pearl St., Bangor, WI 54614

Phone: 608-797-4696

Email

District: 27

Date Elected: April 2014

Polling Location: Town of Bangor (Ward 1): Town Hall - N4400 State Rd 162, Bangor
Town of Burns (Ward 2): Town Hall – W1313 Jewett Rd, Bangor
Town of Hamilton (Ward 4): Town Hall – N5105 N Leonard St., West Salem
Village of Bangor (Wards 1 & 2): Village Hall – 100 North 17th Ave
Village of Rockland (Ward 1): Municipal Building – 105 W Center Street
Town of Washington (Ward 1): W1430 County Road H, Newburgs Corner

Biography: My wife (Carol) and I live in Bangor. We have 2 grown son.  I have live in this district all my life. I am the Director of Maintenance at the Morrow Home in Sparta. Active member of the Bangor Lions. 

Committees: Administrative Center and Downtown Campus Construction Committee (ACDCC), Agricultural Society, Farmland Preservation Committee, La Crosse County Housing Authority, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee

 

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district 28

Karen Keil
Vice Chair, Health & Human Services

Address: N3433 Smith Valley Rd., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-385-0280

Email

District: 28

Date Elected: April 2018

Polling Location: Town of Barre (Ward 1): Town Hall – W3541 CTH M, La Crosse
Town of Hamilton (Wards 2 & 5): Town Hall – N5105 N Leonard St., West Salem
Town of Medary (Wards 2 & 3): Town Hall – N3393 Smith Valley Rd, La Crosse
Village of West Salem (Wards 5 & 7): Community Center - 175 South Leonard

Biography: As a life-long resident of La Crosse County, I am honored to serve the residents of District 28. I grew up on a farm in Medary and attended Logan High School. I graduated from UW-La Crosse with both a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master of Education - Professional Development. Currently, I teach band at Onalaska Middle School and have been employed by the district for over 20 years.

Committees: Health and Human Services Board, Mississippi Valley Health Services

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district29


Ken Schlimgen

Address: N3290 Russlan Coulee Rd., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-786-4382

Email

District: 29

Date Elected: April 2022

Polling Location: Town of Shelby (Ward 4): Town Hall – Annex – 2801 Ward Ave, La Crosse
Town of Barre (Ward 2): Town Hall - W3541 CTH M, La Crosse
Town of Greenfield (Wards 1-3): N1800 Town Hall Rd, La Crosse

Biography: Ken is married to Ann with 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren.  He has worked for Dairyland Power Cooperative for 26 years as Manager of Market Operations and Trading.  Prior to being elected to the County Board, Ken served 13 years on the West Salem School Board.  He and his wife live in Barre Mills and raise registered Limousin cattle.  His education includes Bachelor degrees in Agriculture and Education and a Masters Degree in Business.

Committees: Planning, Resources and Development Committee

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district30

Dillon Mader

Address: N1074 Bloomer Mill Rd., La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-792-6650

Email

District: 30

Date Elected: April 2022

Polling Location: Town of Shelby (Wards 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6): Town Hall – Annex – 2801 Ward Ave, La Crosse

Biography: Born and raised in La Crosse, I am an Instructor at Western Technical College, a social justice facilitator, and a third-generation public servant, following my parents and grandparents. In the classroom and beyond, I seek to put service and care at the center of everything I do.

Committees: Judiciary and Law, Health and Human Services

 

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