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MUSKEGO ALDERMANIC DISTRICT 5

VOTER GUIDE FOR APRIL 3 ELECTION

March 12, 2012

JOHN ENGELHARDT

Age: 64

Address: S7149 Hillside Drive

Employer/ occupation: founding and current pastor of Muskego Apostolic Tabernacle in Muskego for 23 years.

Education: Associate's degree in business, Rock Valley College, Rockford Ill.

Family: Married 43 years, three adult children with five grandchildren living in the area.

Political/related experience: No previous runs for public office; has served on boards and committees with church organization. Served on the Muskego-Norway School District Facilities Study Team; currently, chair the High School/Chamber Mentor Partnership committee and has served other school committees; served on the Muskego Chamber of Commerce board three years, one of those years as treasurer-executive board; election inspector for more than 10 years and chief inspector for the past seven in district.

Contact: johne4district5@yahoo.com

Why should people vote for you?

I will bring to the table a voice of balanced reasoning to work for solutions that we can all benefit by. We need more willingness to settle differences with working solutions. Hot-button issues need to be worked through bringing out the carefully worked-out solutions. Local government works best when issues are resolved to the benefit of the community. I will work to maintain services efficiently and build toward the present and future needs of the community.

What is the biggest issue facing the city and how would you deal with it?

Commercial growth is very high on the list to help lessen the tax burden on homeowners. Our future will brighten with the reconstruction of Janesville Road and the improved business atmosphere including the Moorland corridor this will bring. We need to pay attention to the changing demographics, which include more aging population needs to be served. We need leadership that will continue to lower burden of debt without failing to establish vision and bring lasting improvement for our city.

DAN SOLTYSIAK (INC.)

Age: 32

Address: S7979 Ancient Oaks Drive

Employer/ occupation: Senior account executive at HM Graphics, providing marketing communications materials for Fortune 100 companies

Education: Master of business administration with a managing change focus, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; bachelor's degree in business with finance and marketing majors, UWM

Family: Married

Political/related experience: Elected District 5 alderman, 2010; serves on the Community Development Authority, Conservation Commission, Library Board, Public Works and Public Safety committees, Big Muskego Lake Board of Commissioners, Waukesha County ACT150 Committee, Lake Forest HOA Board, and involved with various Muskego community events and organizations.

Contact: (414) 698-7793

Why should people vote for you?

Over the past almost two years, I have brought new energy, a new outlook, current and relevant business experience and education to the council. I have fostered transparency, communication, and collaboration, along with showing leadership in fiscal responsibility. I have and will continue to ask the tough questions that need to be asked and do the research on the issues that needs to be done. Analyzing and scrutinizing each and every issue and tax expenditure like this, along with ample public input, ensures that the best decision is made for the community equitably and for the long term.

What is the biggest issue facing the city and how would you deal with it?

Taxes and the lake park. Now is not the time to be raising taxes or wasting money. Every dollar counts and every penny should be scrutinized. I was one of the three aldermen that ultimately voted against moving forward with the lake park proposal. The proposal as presented was missing too much information and analysis to make such a large investment of taxpayer money. I have and will continue to advocate for public input and full-cost analysis of this project along with the reconsideration of the approval if necessary, once the information and input is obtained and analyzed.

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