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Month: June 2017

Second Board Seat Vacant After Kiesler Resignation

On Friday, June 16th, Supervisor Ron Kiesler of District 13 (City of New Richmond) tendered his resignation from the St. Croix County Board, effective immediately.   Mr. Kiesler is moving out of the district which he has represented on the County Board since being elected in 2012. Supervisor Kiesler served on the Council on Aging and Disabilities, and the Administration Committee.  His departure will leave two districts, District 7 ( City of Hudson Wards 2,3,4,7) and District 13 (City of New Richmond Wards 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12) unrepresented until replacements are identified, appointed by the Board Chair,...

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Appointment Denied for Vacant District 7 Board Seat

The appointment of Hudson attorney Sarah Yacoub to the vacant seat on the County Board failed to pass a confirmation vote of the full Board at the June 6th Regular Meeting.  Ms. Yacoub was the only candidate under consideration for the appointment following Ms. Tammy Moothedan’s last minute withdrawal from consideration. Following a brief introduction from Board Chair Roger Larson, Sarah made some brief statements about her love of Western Wisconsin, and how she would approach the position.  Following one brief question regarding potential conflicts of interest, the Board voted on the confirmation of the appointment. When the results were tallied and...

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California Liberal Heading for Vacant District 7 Board Seat

In April, Laurie Bergren, Supervisor of district 7 in Hudson, announced that she would be moving out of the district, and vacating her seat on the County Board effective May 04, 2017.  Under the current rules, the Board Chair Roger Larson is responsible for identifying and appointing a suitable candidate within 60 days. The appointee is then approved by a majority vote of the full Board at the regular monthly meeting.  Candidates must live in the district where the vacancy exists. The search initially yielded two candidates, Ms. Tammy Moothedan, and Ms. Sarah Yacoub.  In the event of multiple candidates forwarded by the Chair for consideration, an election is held, with sitting Board members voting.  Once approved, the appointed candidate will serve until the April 2018 spring election. Ms. Moothedan recently withdrew  her name from consideration, leaving Sarah Yacoub as the only candidate under consideration.  Only a “no” vote from a majority of the current board could cause the search to continue. Ms. Yacoub, a liberal Democrat,  ran against Mike Nieskes in a contentious race for the St. Croix County District Attorney position in 2016.  Despite her filing a complaint with the State’s Elections and Ethics Commission alleging election corruption in the DA’s office, Mr. Nieskes won the election by a significant margin. Sarah spent six years as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County, CA, prior to relocating and entering private practice...

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