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Friday, February 01, 2008

Dorothy Burwell, candidate for Walworth County Board, District 8

Dorothy Burwell announced today her candidacy for Walworth County Board Supervisor for the newly formed District 8. (map)

Burwell has been a member of the board for 10 years. She is presently the chair of the Children With Disabilities Education Board and is vice chair of the Agriculture and Extension Education and Land Conservation committees and is a member of the park committee. She has served as chair of the human resources, land conservation and agriculture and extension education and as vice-chair of the Lakeland Health Care Board of Trustees.

Burwell is a lifelong resident of Walworth County and formerly served as the town clerk and plan commission secretary for the town of Delavan. She has been active in the Delavan community supporting the community swim team, soccer program and orchestra program. She and her husband have been recognized twice for their long-time support of the high school wrestling program.

Burwell has testified before state senate and assembly committees on issues that are important to Walworth County residents. She has also lobbied Senators Kohl and Feingold as well as Rep. Ryan while in Washington, D.C., attending a public issues leadership development conference.

Burwell has always believed government should be open and responsive to the residents it serves. She has supported Lakeland School and the needs of the children who attend the school district administrators and personnel from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in reaching an agreement for transfer of services to local school district.

She is married to Gordon Burwell and they have seven children, 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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