Morgan Musings: Meet the Morgan town supervisor candidates

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By: 

Megan Oswald, Times Herald Correspondent

Greetings, Morgan! In the April 2 general election, Morgan voters will cast their ballots for town board officials. Incumbent town clerk Julie Belongia and incumbent town treasurer Cindy Smith are the only candidates for their respective offices. However, the town chair and town supervisor seats are contested. This column will introduce the three town supervisor candidates. Stay tuned for information on the town chair candidates.

Dave Behrend is challenging the two current town supervisors. He currently represents a portion of the towns of Morgan and Chase as an Oconto County Board supervisor for District 7 and serves on the county Health and Human Services Committee. When asked about his top priority if elected to town board, he said that he will work hard to address concerns, questions and problems of Morgan residents. Behrend says he would always be available by phone, email or in person to discuss issues and answer questions. He has enjoyed working with various groups of people in the past.

Incumbent town supervisor Ron Korzeniewski has served on the town board for 20 years. If re-elected, he would work to bring improved internet service to Morgan, work with the town plan commission and prepare for future needs of Morgan. Korzeniewski has lifelong ties to Morgan and takes pride in the projects that the town board has accomplished over the past several years, including the construction of the new town hall and recycling center, as well as the formation of the town plan commission and a town newspaper column. He would like to continue being a voice for residents and work toward keeping Morgan the best it can be for residents. Korzeniewski thanks voters in advance for their consideration.

Incumbent town supervisor Leonard Wahl has served on the town board for several years. If re-elected, Wahl would prioritize improving and maintaining Morgan’s roads, increasing communication between the town board and the public and working with an internet service provider to bring a broadband internet option to areas with limited internet availability. Wahl says he would serve the town with commitment, dedication and honesty. He also currently serves as the Oconto County supervisor for District 21 and is on the Land Conservation Committee and Planning, Zoning & Solid Waste Committee.

Respectfully submitted by “Megan from Morgan,” Megan (Stranz) Oswald.