Colfax Village Board candidate: Beverly Schauer

COLFAX  —  The April 7 ballot for the Colfax Village Board will include four candidates for village trustee for three open positions.

Colfax Village President Scott Gunnufson is running un-opposed in the April election.

The candidates for the village board trustee positions are Susan Olson (incumbent); Beverly Schauer (incumbent); Annie Schieber (incumbent); and David Wolff.

The Colfax Messenger sent out questionnaires to the candidates.

Schieber had not yet returned her questionnaire by press time.

Beverly Schauer, 80, is a resident of Third Avenue in Colfax. Her family includes sons Darrell (and Linda) Schauer, Colfax, and Daniel and (Cindy) Schauer, Menomonie; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Schauer graduated from Colfax High School, took accounting and treasurer’s classes at Chippewa Valley Technical College and took classes at St. Thomas College in Minnesota. She has served on the Colfax Village Board for 20 years.

Here are the responses to the questionnaire from Beverly Schauer:

• As an incumbent, why have you continued to run for election?

I have the village taxpayers as my reason to continue to stay on the board. I have always done what I believe was in their best interest and is how I voted on issues.

• What aspects of your background make you particularly suited to serve on the village board?

I have been on different boards and committees, president of the women’s group at St. Katherine’s Church, treasurer for the township of Red Cedar for 19 years, and also treasurer for farming organizations while my husband and I farmed in Red Cedar.

• What issues do you see as being the most important for Colfax?

Important to me in Colfax is economic development. We do need that so our taxes can be lowered. Also I have been on the utility and water committee for a number of years. Good water is essential for the village. I am also on the street committee. Our streets need much attention, but the money only goes so far for fixing them. Hopefully with our land purchase we can attract some new homeowners to build here. That will increase our revenue and help with our taxes.