RICHFIELD — A 22-year veteran of the Washington County Board is being challenged by a 41-year veteran of town and village government in the April 1 election.
“I’m very interested in local government,” Brandner, a retired banker, said. “I have the time to be on the County Board. I thought I’d try it out and see what I can do for the people of Richfield.”
Goetz was elected to the County Board in 1992. “There are some things that I’d really like to finish,” he said of his interest in another two-year term.
Those issues include expanding taxi service in Germantown and Richfield, Goetz said. “We need more (service) in our area.” He is chairman of the county’s Transportation Committee.
Goetz said he hopes to lobby the state to move up its plans to reconstruct highways 175 and 145. “Our county highways are in good shape. The state highways are really in terrible condition.”
He also wants to continue working on the county’s Radio Communications Systems Committee. Goetz is an original member of that five-member group formed in 2005.
Brandner said as a sitting village trustee he will be able to repres ent Richfield’s interests if he also is elected to the County Board. Both candidates said they enjoy living in Richfield and want to continue working for its residents.
Brandner, a Marine Corps veteran, said he is a member of the Richfield Historical Society and Daniel Boone Conservation League.
Goetz was a founding member of Richfield Little League.
At least two new supervisors are assured to join the County Board after the nonpartisan election, replacing incumbents who did not seek re-election, while an additional five incumbents are being challenged for the 30-member board. The remaining 22 incumbent supervisors are unopposed.
County Board supervisors are part-time county employees paid $550 per month plus mileage and a per diem based on meetings attended.