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Colfax Village Board candidate: Annie Schieber

COLFAX — The ballot for the April 2 election for Colfax Village Board lists five candidates for village trustee and two candidates for village president.

Here is the profile for Annie Schieber, who is running for a term as village trustee.

Schieber, 45, is the owner of A Little Slice of Italy in Colfax. Her significant other is Rich Jenson, and she does not have any children.

[ememebr_protected] 1. Why did you decide to run for the position of village trustee?

I want to give back to and serve the Colfax community.

2. What aspects of your background make you particularly suited for serving as a trustee on the village board?

I am a 1992 business graduate from UW-Stout, and during my years there, I served on many student residence boards and University committees. In 2007, I opened a restaurant and have successfully remained in business for over five years. More recently, I have been involved with the Village of Colfax Downtown Facade committee.

3. What issues to you see as being the most important for Colfax?

Important issues to be addressed: 1) As a local business owner and one of the few that live inside the Village limits, I would like to be a sounding board for the local business owners and see the economic development of the community grow. 2) Colfax has wonderful parks and recreational areas that people should be encouraged to use — and not discouraged — with events such as a farmer’s market, local thrift sale weekend, ball tournaments and family events. 3) Keeping the costs of everyday living in the Village to a minimum.

4. Why are you best the candidate for village trustee?

I don’t know if I am the BEST candidate for the position but I will try to do the best job serving in a position that will help the community that has been my home for the past 15 years.