Chu challenging Nicholson for Brown County District 3
By Press Times Staff
BROWN COUNTY – One person responded to questions sent by The Press Times for the April election for District 3 on the county board.
Amanda Chu is challenging incumbent Andy Nicholson for the seat. He has held the District 3 seat since 2002.
District 3 consists of east Green Bay located by the East Town Mall.
The Press Times emailed each candidate the same questions and gave them 100 words to respond to each.
Nicholson did not respond to the questions for this race.
Why should people vote for you?
As a professional, a citizen and a candidate, I offer District 3 of Brown County a fresh voice, at the table, to represent them.
I am deeply motivated by family and community-centered values that prioritize conservation of resources and efficient budgeting that will strengthen sustainable and economic development.
I am ready to have the tough conversations and work toward shared common values, through discussions about county services and budgeting.
It’s important to me that the constituents of District 3 have access to me for both stating views and for discussions related to community concerns.
What’s the biggest issue in District 3?
The biggest issue for District 3 is infrastructure, both surface water and roadway rehabilitation.
Storm events last year left areas of District 3 impassible, like at the East River and at the intersection of Main Street and Mason Street.
Roadways in District 3 require constant short-term maintenance.
Both situations cost the county money, not to mention the costs of residents’ damage to personal property.
We can address these issues head-on, rather than continually pass the buck.
I will work as District 3 county supervisor to determine appropriate options for these issues and bring forth their implementation now.
What should be the county’s role to combat flooding in your district?
The county’s role is one of review, regulation and budgeting in order to make sure engineering design and planning practices adequately protect existing structures, people and environment from loss or injury due to natural activities such as precipitation.
County actions could include revising development plans to keep runoff onsite.
District 3 is unfortunately displaying the results of stormwater practices that occur upstream as well as within
District 3, therefore a county-wide effort is required.
I will work with all of the county supervisors to gain a handle on this ever-increasing problem.