I am writing to urge the reelection of Lisa Zunker, a resident of Tripoli, Wisconsin, who has served on the Oneida County Board of Supervisors for two years as Supervisor of District 19, which includes Wards 5 and 6 of Minocqua and Ward 1 of Lynne.
This western part of Oneida County is blessed with clean lakes, streams, and productive hardwood forests. It is a tourist destination for fishing, hiking, silent sports and snowmobiling. Zunker ran for office because she cares deeply about protecting the area’s natural resources and cares about keeping regulatory control local.
In just two years, Zunker has made important contributions on the Board. She studies each issue carefully and votes with the best interests of her constituents in mind. As a member of the Forestry Committee, she exercised her influence to stop the renewed effort to bring the Lynne sulfite mine issue back to the Board. She supported the purchase of additional forest land through the Knowles-Nelson fund to help increase timber sales revenue in the county and the Towns. And she was instrumental in passing a resolution in the Forestry Committee and County Board to increase timber sales severance payments to the Towns with these forest lands.
As a member of the Land Records Committee, she supported the sale of the Heal Creek property to the silent sports advocacy consortium, and the sale of tax-foreclosed property to the Town of Newbold for the creation of a Disk Golf course.
Zunker demonstrated concern for the county’s budgetary constraints by voting to reject the offer by Kwik Trip to buy the County Highway Department facility, avoiding a costly burden to the taxpayers in having to rebuild the facility elsewhere. She opposed the purchase of the hugely expensive armored truck for the county sheriff’s department. She demonstrated a concern for fairness in her support of Veterans Services Officer Tammy Walters, when Walters was forced to defend her job against unmerited accusations.
Please take the time to vote on April 5 in Wisconsin’s Presidential Primary and important local elections. Please reelect Lisa Zunker to the Oneida County Board of Supervisors, so she can continue to exercise her intelligence and commitment to the District 19 portion in western Oneida County.
Sarah Juon, Rhinelander