Two Tuesdays from now, some Sun Prairie residents will vote for their next Dane County Supervisor. The special election comes after former supervisor Teran Peterson resigned her seat at the end of April, after deciding to move out of the district.
Voters in the county’s district 19 – which represents a part of Sun Prairie – will decide between two candidates: Kristen Morris and Tim Rockwell.
Kristen Morris is the volunteer vice president of the Meadow View School Community Organization, and serves on various other school organizations and task forces.
Morris says she wants to ensure that a new Dane County Jail is built to replace the current one, which is in dire condition, threatening the health of people incarcerated there. She also says affordable housing and homelessness are top issues.
Tim Rockwell is a vice president of American Extractions, a company that processes hemp for farmers. Rockwell also founded and directs a local chapter of Celebrate Recovery, a Christian nonprofit that helps people struggling with addiction and mental health issues.
In a statement on his campaign Facebook page, Rockwell says he will bring expertise with small business and nonprofit leadership to the board. Rockwell told the Cap Times that he wants to ensure that Sun Prairie is a great place to live with good opportunities for the next generation.
Residents of District 19 can vote at Sun Prairie City Hall, at 300 East Main Street. Voting will take place from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on July 13th. Voters can also request an absentee ballot for another week through My Vote Wisconsin at myvote.wi.gov.
Reporting for WORT news, I’m Seeger Gray.
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