Dr. Katherine Gaulke is running for Town of Delavan Supervisor. Dr. Katherine explains “As a candidate for State Assembly this past fall, I attended numerous municipality council and board meetings across District 32. During that time, I saw how other towns are approaching similar situations to the Town of Delavan, including ways we can improve our community. I will bring an understanding of our entire district and fresh ideas as Town Supervisor.”
Gaulke, a Wisconsin native, moved to Town of Delavan with her husband when he left the Navy 14 years ago. Gaulke explained, “we wanted to raise our family with Wisconsin values”. Gaulke has a doctorate in public service leadership. She is a college professor teaching undergraduate and graduate government, public administration, and healthcare courses.
Gaulke believes in giving back to her community; she is a volunteer at Open Arms Free Clinic and the founder of the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. She also actively volunteers with the Rotary Club. Gaulke has served on the Town of Delavan Public Works Committee for almost four years and her husband serves on the Town of Delavan Planning Committee. Gaulke stated, “I am committed to listening to residents and being their voice on the Town Board”.
Gaulke further explained, “I will protect our lake and keep it healthy, work to fix our roads, ensure our police, fire, and rescue have the resources needed to keep us safe, and maintain a fiscally responsible budget. We need Supervisors who don’t spend taxpayer money for their own personal gain and think about the long-term implications of their votes.”
There are two Town Supervisor spots to be filled on April 2nd for the nonpartisan election. Gaulke is running against incumbents Kim Jedlicka and Larry Malsch. In addition to running for Town Supervisor, Larry Malsch is also running for Town Chairman, which if elected, would leave a Supervisor position open.