Fischer, Seitz, Nowlen win trustee seats

Incumbent, two newcomers emerge on top in four-candidate race for Village Board positions
By 
JOE POIRIER
Ozaukee Press Staff

Incumbent Scott Fischer and newcomers Trevor Seitz and Jim Nowlen received enough votes to take three seats in the Saukville Village Board election on Tuesday.

Of the 724 votes cast, Fischer received the highest total with 393 (30.61%). Nowlen came in second with 314 (24.45%) and Seitz had 305 (23.75%).

Brittany Radke, the fourth candidate for a trustee post, received 262 (20.48%).

Fischer was first elected to the board in 2014 and is chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals. He said he’s fiscally conservative and wants to keep taxes flat for residents.

“I really push for no tax increases, and if we reduce taxes that’s even better,” he said.

In his new term, Fischer said, he wants to pursue more infrastructure projects for the village after its Highway 33 and police station debts are paid off.

Nowlen moved to the village in 2001. He said he thought about serving on the Village Board when he became a resident and decided to make a serious run after he retired from his information-technology job two years ago.

“One of my core beliefs is it’s important to participate in the operations of the community,” Nowlen said, noting his previous career in IT would help him serve as a trustee.

“It’s always better to look ahead to the future instead of being reactionary to problems from the past.”

Nowlen is interested in being a member of the Plan Commission. He wants to see more growth in the village’s industrial park and expansion of the community’s business park.

Seitz has lived in the village since 2002 and said he wants to give back to the community. 

“I want to find a balance between what’s best for the village and its residents because sometimes what’s best for the village isn’t in the best interest of the residents,” he said. “I want to take everything into consideration.”

He said he wants more business near Camping World on Green Bay Avenue and more affordable single-family houses on the west side of the community. 

Trustees Dan Sauer and Michael Gielow did not seek re-election.

Village Board members serve two-year terms.

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