Kilkenny for Wisconsin State Senate: A supporter’s tribute

Oct. 22 2014

Dan Kilkenny, a lifelong resident of Walworth County, is running for Wisconsin’s 11th State Senate District. Active in the community, Dan serves on the Walworth County Board and on the Town Board of Darien.

I have had the privilege of working with Dan on both the Walworth County Land Conservancy (now merged with the Kettle Moraine Land Trust) and the Walworth County Park Committee. He has always been a key supporter of parks and natural area preservation in our County.  In doing so, he has responded to the many surveys indicating that the great majority of residents favor the establishment of more parks and open space.

Recently, he played an important role in securing county, state, and private funds for the acquisition of the new White River County Park, for which the Wisconsin Stewardship Fund paid half the cost of the property. His advocacy helped sway the other county supervisors to support the acquisition of the new park.

Dan’s experience on the non-partisan county and town boards will help him work with both parties in the state senate. He was also one of the first candidates to support non-partisan redistricting reform, a common sense reform that is backed by unprecedented 19 daily newspaper editorial boards in Wisconsin. Dan’s motto, “People and principle over politics” is just what we need in the state capital.

– Mariette Nowak