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Ness says he'll join race for Village Board

Feb. 27, 2012

Elm Grove resident Eric Ness has announced his intention to run as a write-in candidate in the April Village Board election.

Village Clerk Mary Stredni said today she had not received the requisite paperwork that would allow Ness to campaign as a write-in, but confirmed that she has spoken to him about it.

The 26-year-old said he wants to run because "there are certain issues, such as the sidewalks, that have been tabled year after year since I was 6."

He also pointed out that there is rarely competition for Village Board seats, and that even if he doesn't run, he hopes his candidacy will stimulate more discussion - and action - on key issues in the village.

Ness is a part-time law student at Marquette University, and plans to graduate in two years - about the time his term would end. He also said he does not intend on serving more than one term.

He lives at 14625 Crestwood Court and has lived in Elm Grove since he was 3.

Incumbents John Meser and George Haas and newcomer John Domaszeh will be on the April 3 ballot. There are three open seats. Trustee Jan Schoenecker is not seeking re-election.

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